Charter's Wireless Play


Charter Spectrum has announced it will resell Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile wireless service to customers inside its region. The good news is that this deal lets Charter get quick access to wireless without competing with Comcast. Comcast and Charter Communications last week said they had reached an “operational agreement” about working together on wireless communications going forward. My understanding is that both agreed to sell wireless only to their existing customers in their existing regions.

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Can Charter Turn a Frog Into a Prince?


Charter intends to revive the damaged Time Warner Cable image and brand in the minds of the customer and investor, which is both a challenge and an opportunity. Charter and Comcast are two of the companies American consumers hate the most. However, the pay-TV industry has begun a complete transformation. In the coming new world, both Charter and Comcast may have a second chance, if they can get past all the damage they caused to their own brand. For decades, the cable television industry has hurt itself by failing to care for the customer.

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Time Warner name will vanish; Charter closes acquisition

Charter Communications is closing on its $67 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. The deals make Charter the second-largest home Internet provider and third-largest video provider in the U.S.

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Charter-TWC Merger Clears Final Regulatory Hurdle


Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable last week announced that California regulators approved their planned merger following a series of hearings in which the companies agreed to open access to underserved communities. The California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to approve the merger, which requires the combined company to provide low-cost broadband access, additional diversity efforts and other consumer protections. “We are pleased to have now obtained all approvals,” Charter CEO Tom Rutledge said.

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3 Things Charter Promises in Its Time Warner Cable Deal

Few consumer groups were happy last year when Charter Communications announced its intention to acquire Time Warner Cable, especially since it was also in the process of gobbling up smaller Brigh…

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Regulators Impose Caveats on Charter TWC Merger Approval


Federal regulators on Monday granted approval of Charter Communications’ $78 billion merger with Time Warner Cable and its $10.4 billion acquisition of Bright House Networks, but with a number of tough conditions. The Justice Department filed a lawsuit and settlement agreement in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that would block the new company, which it calls “New Charter” for legal purposes, from enforcing any deal that makes it harder for online video distributors to get video content from programmers.

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HBO GO activation page for Apple TV suggests support from Charter coming soon

Charter Communications subscribers might soon be able to stream HBO programming to their Apple TV, as an updated HBO GO activation page now lists the U.S. cable company as a participating provider

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Charter, TWC Approval May Not Be Enough to Revitalize Cable


Will the Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable merger be approved? Comcast and Time Warner Cable decided to merge last year, but that deal eventually was blocked by regulators. After it fell apart last month, we all wondered what big deal might be next. Now we know. So will the Charter, TWC deal be approved? It’s way too early in the process to know for sure one way or the other. However, based on what we know so far, I believe this deal is very likely to meet regulators’ approval. In fact it could happen pretty quickly.

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Is Charter Communications' bid for Time Warner Cable a bad deal for consumers?

With all the news about Charter Communications buying Time Warner Cable—as well as the smaller Bright House Networks—a lot of the focus has been on whether the acquisition makes business sense.

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Charter confirms Time Warner Cable takeover in deal worth $55.33 billion

Charter Communications on Tuesday confirmed plans to buy fellow cable operator Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion, as well as smaller cable outfit Bright House Networks for $10.4 billion.



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Charter said to be nearing $55B deal to buy Time Warner Cable

Charter Communications is on the verge of buying out rival Time Warner Cable in a cash-and-stock deal worth approximately $55.1 billion, a report said on Monday.



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