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Charter wireless service coming release date

Charter has hired a Sprint exec to run its new wireless service

March 24th, 2018

Charter is getting into the mobile phone business in 2018, with service plans expected to launch in the second half of this year. Although we don’t have any real details on what kind of service Charter is planning to offer, the project has made another strong step towards reality with the hiring of a former …

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Charter’s new streaming service is just as bad as cable

February 26th, 2018

Following a limited test run last year, Charter is reportedly rolling out its new streaming TV service, the generically-named Spectrum TV Choice, to all its customers. Legacy cable companies trying to hold on to customers by deploying a cheap streaming service was the main theme of 2017, so it’s no surprise to see Charter jumping …

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Charter expands gigabit broadband to NYC and six other cities

December 20th, 2017

According to a report from DSL Reports, Charter is rolling out gigabit broadband to some of the biggest cities in its coverage area today, signifying the wider launch of its gigabit broadband service nationwide. The service provides a non-symmetric connection of 940Mbps down, 35Mbps up for $105 per month (with local speeds varying). The new cities …

Comcast, Charter, net neutrality repeal

Comcast wants Congress to put net neutrality repeal into law

December 16th, 2017

Not satisfied with yesterday’s landmark repeal of net neutrality provisions in the FCC, Comcast is now working to set their victory in stone. In a blog post following the FCC vote yesterday, Comcast Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer David Cohen wrote that “we really must have bipartisan congressional legislation to permanently preserve and …

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Charter will be launching wireless cell plans in 2018

October 30th, 2017

Have you ever hung up the phone with a Charter rep, kicked back in your chair, and wondered if that same brand of customer service could be brought to cell plans? Well, for all three people who have, I’ve got some good news. Charter CEO Tom Rutledge confirmed during the company’s Q3 earnings call that …

Sprint Charter merger in 2017

It looks like Sprint and Charter could merge very soon

August 1st, 2017

You can tell the end times are approaching, because all the nation’s biggest telecoms companies are trying to become even bigger. Just days after we heard about a very serious proposal for Comcast to buy Verizon, new reports are emerging that Sprint, Charter, and T-Mobile could soon become one giant ball of suckiness. Sources told Reuters that …

Charter Cox merger 2017

I give up: let’s just have one giant cable company

June 22nd, 2017

The cable industry is already a hot mess in the US. Nearly 80 percent of the country has only one option for high-speed broadband, because a handful of big cable companies has split the nation into a series of regional monopolies. That’s bad (and the reason why cable companies can treat their customers like actual …