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Charter to host job fair to fill 150 positions

Originally Appeared in KCTV5.com
January 4, 2016

Charter Communications will host a job fair in order to fill 150 customer service positions.

The job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6 at the call center offices located at 10300 Ormsby Park Place in Louisville.

“Our goal is to recruit and retain talented team members,” said Craig Goode, vice president of residential customer care for the call center.

 

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Charter-Oceanic Merger ‘Conditionally’ Approved

Originally Appeared in Big Island Now

By Big Island Now Staff

December 18, 2015

 

The merger transaction between Oceanic Time Warner Cable LLC’s six local cable franchises and Charter Communications, Inc. was conditionally approved by the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ Cable Television Division, as announced by the state Friday.

The application for transfer of control of Oceanic’s cable franchises throughout Hawai’i was filed in July and was followed by DCCA public meetings on the merger.

Charter currently provides entertainment and communications services to approximately six million customers in 28 states.

“After an extensive review of the merger transaction application, which included statewide public hearings, we determined that the proposed transfer of Oceanic’s Hawai’i cable franchises to Charter, with the conditions imposed on by the state, is in the public’s best interest,” said CATV Administrator Ji Sook “Lisa” Kim. “As outlined in the Decision and Order, Charter is committed to improving cable networks in Hawai’i and providing a low cost broadband service for Hawai’i’s low-income consumers.”

 

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Charter To Offer $15 Broadband For Low-Income Households

Originally Appeared in Fierce Cable 
December 18, 2015

 

As it seeks regulatory approval to acquire Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications announced details on Thursday of plans for a low-cost broadband service priced at $14.99 monthly for eligible low-income households, including seniors.

Charter (Nasdaq: CHTR) is based in Stamford and offers cable service in the Fairfield County towns of Trumbull, Monroe, Newtown, Brookfield, New Fairfield and Sherman, as well as parts of Litchfield County and in Eastern Connecticut. If approved, Charter’s takeovers of New York City-based Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) and Syracuse, N.Y.-based Bright House Networks would make the combined company the second largest cable TV carrier in the nation after Philadelphia-based Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA).

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Charter Pledges Low-Cost Broadband After TWC-BHN Deals

Originally Appeared in Multi Channel
December 18, 2015

Charter Communications announced a new low-cost broadband service for low-income customers that the MSO pledged to offer within six months of the close of its proposed acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.

The service, which will be offered across Charter’s footprint within three years of close, will deliver speeds of up to 30 Mbps downstream and 4 Mbps upstream for  $14.99 per month. The speeds happen to exceed  FCC’s current definition of wireline  “broadband”  — 25 Mbps down by 3 Mbps up.

Other MSOs have launched similar high-speed Internet options for low-income families. Those from Cox Communications (Connect2Compete) and Comcast (Internet Essentials) currently offer max downstream speeds of 10 Mbps, but cost less to homes that qualify — $9.95 per month. The Cox and Comcast programs also provide free WiFi routers, and Comcast’s provides access to discounted computer equipment (less than $150).

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Charter Announces Details of Industry Leading Low-Cost Broadband Service

Originally Appeared in PRNewswire
December 18, 2015

Charter Communications today announced the details of a new low-cost broadband service that the company will begin offering to low-income customers within six months of the close of its pending merger with Time Warner Cable and acquisition of Bright House Networks.  The new service will deliver the highest speeds of any comparable offering and be the first to offer fast broadband to low-income seniors in addition to low-income families, providing substantial benefits to these underserved populations and setting a new standard for low-cost broadband.

The service will deliver 30/4 Mbps speeds for $14.99 per month, making it the only low-cost internet service for low-income populations that meets – and even exceeds – the FCC’s definition of high-speed broadband. The fastest speed currently offered by comparable programs today is only 10 Mbps.  Charter’s industry leading broadband offering will provide substantial benefits for underserved low-income families and senior citizens.

“Recognizing the central role broadband plays in our daily lives and the economic challenges faced by many Americans today, we look forward to launching this offering that will provide more consumers a superior broadband service,” said Tom Rutledge, president and CEO of Charter Communications.

“Our industry-leading low-cost broadband service is just one of the many benefits these transactions will bring to our customers,” Rutledge continued.  “We look forward to providing this superior broadband service to underserved families and seniors throughout Charter’s footprint.”

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Charter Business Develops Website Targeting Large Businesses

Originally Appeared in FierceTelecom
By Sean Buckley
December 9, 2015

Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) has launched a new website that will cater to mid-to-large sized businesses looking for information about what business solutions and services the provider can offer, signaling that Charter is serious about going up market.

Complementing Charter’s existing Spectrum and Spectrum Business websites, enterprise.spectrum.com addresses a variety of industries as well as government and educational institutions, carriers and partners.

Besides offering resources such as white papers, video and infographics, the website offers a portal get in touch with a local, dedicated account representative.

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Charter Launches Spectrum Business Website For Enterprises

Originally Appeared in Telecompaper
December 9, 2015

US cable operator Charter Communications has launched enterprise.spectrum.com, a new website offering content and information about solutions for mid-to-large sized organisations. The new website complements Charter’s existing Spectrum and Spectrum Business websites. It addresses a variety of industries, as well as government and educational institutions, carriers and partners.

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Rutledge: Charter to start Worldbox rollout ‘momentarily,’ but full deployment may take time

Originally Appeared on FierceCable
By Mike Dano
December 7, 2015

Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) CEO Tom Rutledge said the MSO’s Worldbox set-top box “is finished and we’re ready to deploy it.” However, he hedged when questioned how long the carrier’s rollout of Worldbox would take.

Charter announced its Worldbox set-top box early this year. Rutledge explained in comments at an investor meeting that the Worldbox represents Charter’s thin-client approach to the set-top box market; instead of packing high-performance computing and video capabilities in an expensive device, Charter’s Worldbox conducts most of its work in the cloud, thereby allowing Charter’s Spectrum Guide user interface to be deployed onto a wide range of inexpensive set-top boxes. Cisco has announced it will supply a “substantial share” of Charter’s forthcoming Worldbox set-top boxes.

“Our intent is to begin rolling that out momentarily,” Rutledge said of Worldbox. “It really is complete and it works.”

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Children’s Cabinet In Reno Received Donation From Charter

Originally Appeared on MyNews4
By Staff
December 4, 2015

RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — The Children’s Cabinet in Reno received a donation from Charter Communications on Thursday to provide several local families with the chance to sleep a little better.

The check of $3,250 will go toward nearly 20 new mattress sets for Washoe County families, according to officials, who said they wanted to kick off the giving season and bring attention to families in need.

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New Charter Communications Is Keen to Remake Mobile TV

Originally Appeared in The Street
By Rebecca McClay
November 20, 2015

 

Charter Communications (CHTR ) is lacing up its gloves to try to become the new heavyweight champion in video streaming.

With its $79 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable (TWC) expected to close in the first quarter, Charter may have the right mix of content and service to offer the kind of streaming TV platform that the industry has long lacked, a vacuum Netflix (NFLX)  was quick to fill.

“The scale that Charter acquires will help them as consumers switch to over-the-top” Internet streaming, S&P Capital IQ media analyst Tuna Amobi said in a phone interview. The new Charter will be a stronger competitor against both satellite television and the telecommunications companies like Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T), he said.

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