Charter vs Verizon in New York

By now, we're used to our local internet monopolist taking its pound of flesh in return for access to a basic utility. We also know that maintaining that monopoly -- and crushing any attempts at competition -- is the key to keeping those annual profits ticking.

So I guess that it shouldn't be surprising to hear that Verizon is allegedly going out of its way to stop Charter from deploying broadband in New York State. But the brazenly anti-competitive practices outlined in a complaint from Charter to the NY State Public Service Commission still makes for surprising reading.

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