Albany, N.Y. - The State Attorney General's Office is announcing a record payout to internet customers defrauded by Spectrum.
Charter Communications is agreeing to pay $174 million to settle a fraud case. The settlement includes $62.5 million in direct refunds to over 700,000 customers. They can expect between $75 and $150.
Meantime, some 2.2 million internet users will be given access to streaming services and premium channels at no charge.
This is the first settlement to result from the Attorney General’s major investigation of broadband internet service in New York. The company settled for misleading customers on internet speed. Officials say it is the largest-ever payout to consumers by an internet service provider in U.S. history.