The state’s Public Service Commission said Stamford, CT.-based Charter has engaged in “purposeful obfuscation” of its performance and compliance obligations, the commission said.

Charter pushed back in its official statement on regulators’ move. “In the weeks leading up to an election, rhetoric often becomes politically charged,” the company said. “But the fact is that Spectrum has extended the reach of our advanced broadband network to more than 86,000 New York homes and businesses since our merger agreement with the PSC. Our 11,000 diverse and locally based workers, who serve millions of customers in the state every day, remain focused on delivering faster and better broadband to more New Yorkers, as we promised.”

After Comcast was thwarted in Washington when it tried to roll up Time Warner Cable, Charter then swooped in to scoop it up and become the No. 2 cable operator in the country. The deal, valued at $60 billion, closed in 2016, ending 43 years of Time Warner Cable operating as an independent company.