Charter blocked customer-owned modems for two years, must pay fine

The FCC’s Media Bureau began an investigation in July 2015 after modem maker Zoom Telephonics asked the commission to take action. Zoom also petitioned the FCC in October 2015 to reject Charter’s purchase of Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Bright House Networks. […] Because of the FCC investigation, Charter is shortening its modem testing period to three weeks. The $640,000 fine will be paid to the US Treasury. – Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica