Charter's business services division is reaping the benefits of realigning the unit to focus on the specific needs of small businesses and larger enterprise customers as revenues rose 12.3 percent year-over-year to $294 million.
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.
While the media and telecommunications industries have generally come to an agreement that cord-cutting is a significant threat to their businesses, cable industry titans are not as sure.
While the CEO of the MSO trying to acquire his company has been increasingly vocal about the issue of password sharing for authenticated video services, Time Warner Cable Chairman and CEO Rob Marcus says he's "not losing any sleep" over the issue.
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.
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.
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.
As his cable system prepares to absorb more than 13 million video subscribers from Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, in millions more high-speed Internet users, Charter Communications President and CEO Tom Rutledge recently laid out some of the details of how the technology integration will work.
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.