Charter Communications will close on a deal next week to take over Time Warner Cable to become the Capital Region's primary provider.

According to the Times Union, Charter just received final approval to become the area's primary cable TV and internet provider. TU says Charter is a smaller provider and this acquisition of  Time Warner 's network will make them one of the the largest in the country.

So how does this affect you and your service? Charter spokesman Justin Venech told the  Times Union there won't be any changes right away. The Charter will contact customers when they are ready to start rolling out their 'Spectrum' service. The spokesperson added that if customers like the service package they currently have, the can keep it.

Now the big question - will the new service be cheaper???? We'll have to wait and see!