New York -- The state Attorney General is announcing a settlement with Charter Communications over allegations it didn't deliver the fast internet service it promised.
The settlement is worth more than $174 million. That includes more than $62 million in direct payments of at least $75 to active subscribers who leased inadequate modems or routers. And Charter will provide active subscribers with several months of free streaming services or premium channels -- a more than $100 million value.
Charter will notify eligible customers of the restitution and must also disclose its advertised internet speeds are "wired" and confirmed by regular testing. .