What makes this worse is that Charter essentially used this as an excuse to completely stop extending services anywhere during the lead up to the merger. I lived in a subdivision where Charter ran down the main road going past the subdivision, but not down into it. My neighbor and I got Charter to agree to run cable down to us, but then suddenly their engineer said the deal was off because they got an order to not extend service at all. Meanwhile we had essentially no broadband access because ATT also refused to extend service out that far. All this 35 minutes from Charlotte, NC, where Google is still thinking about running fiber everywhere.