Charter tells New York officials it’s ahead of schedule on promised broadband expansion

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Charter Communications told the New York Public Utilities Commission (PUC) recently that it is ahead of schedule on a series of state broadband infrastructure improvements promised amid regulatory approval of its Time Warner Cable purchase two years ago. 

According to the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Charter told the PUC that it has added service to 42,889 buildings in the state as of the end of 2017, surpassing its goal of 36,771.  To get the TWC deal approved, Charter agreed to increase average broadband speeds to 100 Mbps across New York State by 2018 and 300 Mbps by 2019. Charter also promised to extend broadband service to 145,000 additional residents and businesses by 2020.  In December, Charter announced deployment of next-generation DOCSIS 3.1 internet services in New York and six other markets. The company said at the time that it was providing a minimum download speed of 100 Mbps for 99% of its customers in New York. 


Charter tells New York officials it’s ahead of schedule on promised broadband expansion