Public Service Commission Chairman Charlotte Lane has directed Suddenlink Communications to file a plan to correct insufficiencies in customer service, according to a press release from the PSC. 

Lane met with Suddenlink representatives and commission staff on Wednesday to discuss a list of complaints customers are experiencing.

According to the press release, the commission has received nearly 1,900 complaints from West Virginia customers regarding Suddenlink’s telephone and cable television service since 2019.

At the conclusion of the meeting, Lane directed Suddenlink to file a plan that includes how and when the company will open a call center in West Virginia, how and when the company will hire technicians and various other employees in West Virginia to service West Virginia customers, how the company will fix problems with incorrect 911 fees being billed to customers, how the company will accurately and timely process payments and credits to customer accounts, how the company will fix billing errors, how the company will ensure late fees are accurately assessed and to identify who is doing the billing for the company.

“The recurring problems with Suddenlink’s telephone and cable television service have gone on long enough,” Lane said. “Customers deserve to receive the service they are paying for.”

Suddenlink is the second-largest telephone provider and one of the five largest cable television companies in the state, serving up to 350,000 customers in 31 counties in West Virginia.

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