Charter Communications is poised to gain more market share in the small to medium and larger enterprise business markets-- two segments where it is still a young player.
Charter Communications got the thumbs up from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler for its pending acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House, creating a new powerhouse consumer and business service player.
Altice's acquisition of Suddenlink and soon-to-be-completed purchase of Cablevision will enable the service provider to potentially shake up the U.S. cable market as a major competitor to Charter Communications and Comcast. However, the France-based conglomerate faces another uphill battle.
Amid an overall ramp-up of ad tech strategy in the pay-TV business, Charter Communications has announced the hiring of longtime Comcast executive Rob Klippel as senior VP of advanced advertising products and strategy.
Internet giant and Android creator Google said it will not bid for 600 MHz spectrum licenses in the FCC's upcoming incentive auction of TV broadcasters' spectrum. Google will join Sprint, Charter Communications and other tech heavyweights in sitting out the event.
Charter Communications beat merger opposition group Stop Mega Cable to the social-media punch, seizing its would-be Twitter handle and posting pro-deal messaging from it.
Charter Communications said that more than 95 percent of its truck rolls are now being handled in-house, a strategy that is improving churn and other metrics.
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 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.
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.