State regulators will investigate Wednesday morning’s nationwide Internet outage that impacted more than 11 million Time Warner Cable customers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement.

The investigation, to be conducted by the state Department of Public Service, will be part of a larger review of the company’s merger with Comcast.

Time Warner Cable is the parent company of Time Warner Cable News and its sister station, NY1.

“I have directed the New York State Department of Public Service to investigate this outage as part of its review of Comcast’s proposed merger with Time Warner,” Cuomo said in a statement. “The Department will also review whether the outage affected Time Warner’s provision of telephone service in any way. In addition, the Department will include its analysis of this event in its ongoing study of the telecom industry, which is exploring potential changes to the regulatory landscape pertaining to telephone, internet and cable.”

Cuomo earlier this year asked state regulators to review the proposed merger with Comcast, which would create the nation’s largest cable and Internet provider, especially with respect to its impact on broadband access.

“Dependable internet service is a vital link in our daily lives and telecommunications companies have a responsibility to deliver reliable service to their customers,” Cuomo said.

The call for the investigation comes as the primary opponents of both Cuomo and his running mate, Rep. Kathy Hochul, Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu, have made an issue out of the cable merger especially with respect to the concept of “net neutrality.”

The outage began at 4:30 this morning during routine maintenance, the company said. By the 6 a.m. hour, services were mostly restored, according to the company.