The owner of Spectrum cable is responding after New York state regulators levied a $2 million fine against the company.

Charter Communications, which owns Spectrum, issued a statement defending its efforts to bring broadband service to more New Yorkers.

The state Public Service Commission Thursday announced Charter was in violation of the agency's "buildout requirement" related to its acquisition of Time Warner Cable.

Charter said: "Spectrum has expanded its network infrastructure to bring broadband to tens of thousand of residences and businesses in New York State."

The statement said the company "exceeded our last commitment and we continue to meet our merger obligations."

The PSC cited Spectrum's reported broadband expansion in Syracuse, Albany and five other cities in announcing the $2 million penalty against Charter.

The company was ordered to file a revised buildout plan within three weeks.

The commission suggested there's a risk the Time Warner Cable merger could be revoked if Charter doesn't address the issues to its satisfaction.

Charter said its planned expansion work will involve construction of thousands of miles of network infrastructure in coming years.

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