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Charter unlikely to participate in incentive auction of 600 MHz spectrum

Charter Communications is the latest cable company to take a lukewarm view of the FCC's upcoming 600 MHz spectrum auction, saying it's unlikely to participate. Like some other wireline service providers, Charter had been seen as a potential dark horse to leverage the spectrum sale to elbow its way into the mobile market.

Charter still figuring out Spectrum Guide rollout strategy

Charter Communications shed light on its plans to roll out its Spectrum Guide cloud-based user interface, not just across its own footprint, but those of soon-to-be acquired cable systems for Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.

HBO warns that Charter-TWC merger poses risks to online video

Executives for Time Warner Inc. and its HBO programming division met with officials for the FCC's Media and Wireline Competition Bureaus earlier this week, warning them that Charter's purchases of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks could threaten the deployment of over-the-top services.

Tight carrier budgets may lead to disappointing 600 MHz auction revenues for FCC

The FCC's upcoming auction of 600 MHz spectrum may net less money for the government than is expected, according to a report from Bloomberg Business. Pricing wars and slowing growth among wireless carriers "have left some potential bidders cash-constrained," the piece notes, and the auction may generate only $33 billion-- far short of estimates that have ranged from $45 billion to $85 billion.

Charter targets lower-income families with $14.99 a month broadband service

Charter Communications will introduce a new low-cost broadband service for lower-income families, fulfilling its promise to regulators to get approval of its pending acquisitions of Time Warner Cable.

Charter Business develops website targeting large businesses

Charter Communications 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.

Charter, Comcast hint at mobile activities, but details remain scarce

Cable companies including Comcast and Charter Communications continue to promise that they will eventually enter the mobile industry-- but what exactly they plan to do remains unclear.

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

Charter Communications 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 rejects Ergen's contentions, notes it will have only 21% market share

Charter Communications continues to work to obtain regulatory approval for its massive purchases of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, arguing that the resulting company-- dubbed New Charter-- would only service roughly 21 percent of all American broadband customers. Charter noted that figure is "less than Comcast and only slightly more than AT&T."

Liberty's Malone: Cable companies could add wireless through MVNOs, but should be cautious on spectrum purchases

Liberty Media Chairman John Malone said he thinks cable operators, including those in the U.S. market, will inevitably add a cellular wireless component to their bundle of service offerings, calling the addition something of "enormous" importance. He said the easiest way to jump into wireless will be through MVNO deals and cautioned against buying spectrum and building out networks too soon.
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