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It may be necessary for Charter to cease operations in New York after the state regulatory authority has ruled. The Charter cable spectrum may be compelled to cease operations in New York because it does not meet a contract for services and "misleads" the general public, a regulatory authority said Friday. Founded by the merger of Charter and Time Warner cable in 2016, the wire services provider did not extend the coverage to 145,000 households and companies in the state located in New York City's undeveloped or underdeveloped areas, according to a decision by the State Government's public services commission.

"The Charter further demonstrates an incapacity or complete refusal to expand its networks in the way the European Parliament intends in order to hand over the required number of unsupplied or undersupplied houses and/or businesses," said John B. Rhodes, Chairman of the European Parliament's European Economic Area Committee, in a 28-page ruling. It added that the firm was trying to "mislead" the general public by saying it offered a new sevice to 12,467 New York City offices even though those offices already had a one.

This judgment should not interfere with the provision of wire services to the company's New York clients. The Charter has 30 working days in which to lodge an appeals against the judgment. Cuomo proposed that the choice be political, but did not reply to any question as to whether it would lodge an appeals. State has two month to select a succession to take over the services of Charter.

Spectrum, the company said that the committee "talks to a number of companies" to substitute Spectrum, Cuomo said.

Communication on charter is prohibited in the state of New York.

New York-based Ashley Boucher has rescinded its 2016 clearance of the 2016 Time Warner Cable Charter Communications fusion, giving the firm 60 working days in which to take its Spectrum online business out of the state. "The Charter, which operates as Spectrum, has shown in words and deeds that it has no intent to provide the kind of benefit to the general interest on which the Commission's previous authorisation depended," the Civil Service Commission said in a news brief.

Spectrum was "unable to provide the New Yorkers with the advantages that were central to the clearance," the PSC said. During the 60-day transitional phase, New York requires the Charter to continue to "ensure that no disruption of services is incurred by customers," and adds that it will "take further action, if the Charter does not agree, involving recourse to the Supreme Court for forbearance.

And the state also imposes fines of $3 million. The New York Attorney General in February accused the Charter of falsely telling lies about the speed of the Web. "The claims in our suit corroborate what million of New Yorkers have long thought - charter spectrum ripped you off," said Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood's Bureau in a comment at the trial.

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