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Trump’s FCC: actually, competitive broadband is bad

April 3rd, 2017

Under the Obama administration, the Federal Communications Commission approved the merger of Charter and TWC, subject to a few conditions. One of the conditions was that Charter would extend service to one million households that already have service from another provider. This “overbuild” was designed to force competition in the broadband space, and to create …

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Charter just tweeted out the worst internet security tip of all time

January 24th, 2017

Every year, without fail, some analytics firm comes out with a list of the most absurdly bad passwords that real people are actually using to secure their various web accounts. There’s stuff like “password,” “qwerty,” and “baseball” on the list, and we all collectively hang our heads in shame. But why do people keep hampering …

Time Warner Cable Charter Merger Price Increases

Time Warner Cable celebrates merger approval by raising prices

January 19th, 2016

Happy New Year, Time Warner Cable subscribers! Your favorite cable provider just got approval from New York state regulators to merge with fellow cable company Charter and it’s going to celebrate by raising your prices… again! As The Albany Times Union reports, TWC “is raising its Internet and TV rates for customers in New York state just …

Charter reportedly close to buying Time Warner Cable in a $55 billion deal

May 25th, 2015

Good news for Time Warner Cable shareholders — it looks like you’re about to get a better deal than the one Comcast was offering. Bloomberg reports that Charter is very close to announcing a deal to purchase Time Warner Cable for roughly $55 billion ($195 per share), a significant premium over the $45 billion deal that Comcast …

Charter Time Warner Cable Acquisition

Charter makes $61.3 billion offer to acquire Time Warner Cable

January 13th, 2014

After months of rumors that the company was on the tablet, it looks like a deal may soon be reached for Time Warner Cable. According to a report from Bloomberg, Charter Communications will seek to acquire Time Warner Cable for $132.50 per share, pending approvals of course. The deal will see Charter pay $83 per …

Charter Time Warner Cable Merger

Charter’s Time Warner Cable merger bid could come next week

December 13th, 2013

What’s the opposite of a Christmas miracle? How about a merger between two of the largest cable providers in the United States? Bloomberg reports that Charter, previously rumored to be in the running for a buyout of Time Warner Cable, is drafting an offer letter that it could send out as early as next week …