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Charter appeals court loss, still claims it can’t be punished for slow speeds

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Charter Communications is appealing a court ruling that said the ISP must face a lawsuit alleging the company falsely promised fast Internet speeds that Charter knew it could not deliver.

Charter claims that federal regulations, including the recent repeal of net neutrality rules, preempts the lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman against Charter and its Time Warner Cable (TWC) subsidiary in February 2017.

The New York Supreme Court rejected Charter's motion to dismiss the case on February 16, but Charter is appealing the decision in a state appellate court. (Despite its name, the New York Supreme Court is not the state's highest court.)

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Charter’s new streaming service is just as bad as cable

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Following a limited test run last year, Charter is reportedly rolling out its new streaming TV service, the generically-named Spectrum TV Choice, to all its customers. Legacy cable companies trying to hold on to customers by deploying a cheap streaming service was the main theme of 2017, so it's no surprise to see Charter jumping on the bandwagon with its own service.

But whereas every other company has managed to see the benefits of streaming, like cloud DVR and TV viewing you can take everywhere, Charter's streaming service is really just cable TV, delivered by slightly more modern technology.

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Charter fails to defeat lawsuit alleging false Internet speed promises

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Charter Communications cannot use the federal net neutrality repeal to avoid a lawsuit over slow Internet speeds in New York, the state's Supreme Court ruled today.

The lawsuit was filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman against Charter and its Time Warner Cable (TWC) subsidiary in February 2017. Schneiderman alleges that the Internet provider "conduct[ed] a deliberate scheme to defraud and mislead New Yorkers by promising Internet service that they knew they could not deliver."

Charter thought that the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality repeal would help it fight the lawsuit. In November, Charter argued in a court filing that its motion to dismiss the case was bolstered by the repeal because the FCC also preempted state-level regulation.

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T-Mobile calls Comcast ‘irrelevant’ and ‘incompetent,’ but the results disagree

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In May last year, Comcast launched Xfinity Mobile, a wireless service that runs on Verizon's network. Although the cell plans were never designed for widespread appeal, as only Comcast cable or internet subscribers can sign up, Xfinity Mobile has nonetheless got off to a flying start.

In the seven months Xfinity Mobile has been available, the company has signed up 380,000 new customers. Considering the limits on subscribers -- and the fact that Xfinity Mobile has mostly steered clear of they typical blockbuster deals networks offer to attract new customers -- that's an impressive start.

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Sorry, FCC: Charter will lower investment after net neutrality repeal

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The Federal Communications Commission's quest to prove that killing net neutrality is somehow raising broadband investment recently focused on Charter Communications.

Charter, the second largest US cable company after Comcast, "is investing more in its broadband network and workforce because of the FCC's Restoring Internet Freedom Order [that repealed net neutrality rules] and last year's tax reform legislation," FCC Chief of Staff Matthew Berry claimed in a tweet Friday.

But as we noted earlier this week, Charter raised its capital investment in 2017 while the net neutrality rules were in place. And with the repeal soon to take effect, Charter says it is preparing for a "meaningful decline" in spending on building and upgrading broadband networks.

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