Multiple fiber cuts at a network provider caused service disruptions for several customers of Time Warner Cable and Cox in North-eastern states in the United States.
The service outage affected customers in a number of places including the New York City area, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Users starting complaining about the outage at around 2:45 pmEastern Time and continued to complain after several hours.
On Friday, finally the state regulators voted to approve the merger of Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications at a proposed value of $55 billion.
In a unanimous vote, the state Public Service Commission approved an order which will permit the mega-deal including the two leading cable operators.
The troubled Comcast and Time Warner Cable deal came to an end when Comcast walked out of the deal last week. It had earlier proposed to take over TWC for $45.2 billion.
Current and former customers of cable services all agree that they really hate the lofty cost and also the poor services that they get from the various operators.
The two largest cable television service providers in the U. S, Comcast and Time Warner Cable have constantly been at the end of the list in most of the consumer satisfaction surveys so far being held.
Executives from Comcast and Time Warner Cable (TWC) are scheduled to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, in an attempt to convince the lawmakers about the proposed merger of the two companies.
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