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Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) is America’s fastest growing TV, internet and voice company. We’re committed to integrating the highest quality service with superior entertainment and communications products. Charter is at the intersection of technology and entertainment, facilitating essential communications that connect more than 25 million residential and business customers in 41 states. Our commitment to serving customers and exceeding their expectations is the bedrock of Charter’s business strategy and it’s the philosophy that guides our 90,000 employees.
Charter is currently the second largest cable provider in the United States. The company has achieved growth through innovation and acquisitions of cable properties, most recently completing transactions with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.
The Charter name comes from the founding of Charter Communications, Inc. in 1993 and, while the company has grown and evolved on many levels over the past two decades, our roots take us all the way back to the early days of cable. What started as mom-and-pop businesses with cable strung from hilltops to homes in the late 1940s has evolved into the dynamic cable industry we know today.
First cable systems are founded
The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), the principal trade association for the U.S. cable industry, is founded
Newhouse begins operating cable systems with the purchase of its first system in Alabama, branding it NewChannels
Warner Communications forms Warner Cable
Newhouse forms second cable company, MetroVision, in partnership with former Cox executives
Newhouse adds Vision Cable to cable assets
Time Warner Inc. forms through merger of Warner Communications and Time Inc.
Warner Cable and American Television & Communications (ATC) combine to form Time Warner Cable
Charter Communications, Inc. is founded and acquisitions of cable systems across the country begin
Time Warner Entertainment and Advance/Newhouse form cable partnership
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen buys a controlling interest in Charter
Charter begins trading publicly on the NASDAQ stock exchange under symbol CHTR
Charter earns spot on Fortune 500
Advance/Newhouse begins operating Bright House Networks with approximately 2.2 million customers in Alabama, California, Florida, Indiana and Michigan
Time Warner Cable begins trading publicly on the NYSE
Charter completes financial restructuring under chapter 11, emerging as a stronger company under new equity ownership
Time Warner Cable separates from Time Warner Inc.
Thomas M. Rutledge is appointed President & CEO of Charter
Charter gains Liberty Media as an investor and announces Spectrum brand
Charter, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks combine to form larger, stronger Charter
Superior, reliable, consistent services that deliver value – that’s our focus. Over the years, Charter has invested billions of dollars in infrastructure improvements, unleashing the power of an advanced, two-way, fully interactive fiber network. By moving to this all-digital network, today’s Charter customers enjoy the most HD TV channels, more On Demand choices and the fastest internet speeds.
Charter delivers a wide range of TV, internet and voice services to residential and business customers through the Spectrum brand.
Charter employees are passionate about giving back to the communities in which they live and work.
Charter our Community is Charter’s national philanthropic initiative, providing education, resources and financial support to ensure more Americans are able to live in safe and healthy homes, with a goal of improving 25,000 unsafe and unhealthy homes across our service footprint by 2020. Chart our progress – and join us – on this exciting journey by visiting the Charter our Community website to see how our employees are improving communities and impacting lives.
Charter recognizes the central role broadband plays in our daily lives and the economic challenges faced by many Americans; as such, the company plans to launch an industry-leading broadband service for low-income customers. Charter’s industry-leading broadband offering will provide substantial benefits for underserved low-income families and senior citizens by delivering fast speeds that exceed the FCC’s definition of high-speed broadband, and more than triple the fastest speed currently offered by comparable programs.