Charter Communications

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Charter Communications, Inc., is an American telecommunications and mass media company with services branded as Spectrum. With over 32 million customers in 41 states,[5][1] it is the largest cable operator in the United States by subscribers,[6] just ahead of Comcast, and the largest pay TV operator ahead of Comcast and AT&T.[7] Charter is the fifth-largest telephone provider based on number of residential lines.

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Charter Communications, Inc.
Company typePublic
IndustryTelecommunications
Mass media (Internet)
Predecessors
Founded1993; 31 years ago (1993) in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Founders
  • Barry Babcock
  • Jerald Kent
  • Howard Wood
Headquarters,
U.S.
Area served
41 states[1]
Key people
  • Tom Rutledge
    (Executive Chairman)
  • Chris Winfrey
    (President and CEO)
Products
BrandsSpectrum
RevenueIncrease US$54.61 billion (2023)[2]
Increase US$12.56 billion (2023)[2]
Decrease US$5.26 billion (2023)[2]
Total assetsIncrease US$147.2 billion (2023)[2]
Total equityIncrease US$14.72 billion (2023)[2]
Owners
Number of employees
c.101,100 (2023)[2]
ASN
  • 7843
Websitecorporate.charter.com
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Charter Spectrum service logo

In late 2012, with longtime Cablevision executive Thomas Rutledge named as their CEO, Charter relocated its corporate headquarters from St. Louis, Missouri, to Stamford, Connecticut, though kept many of its operations in St. Louis.[8] On May 18, 2016, Charter finalized acquisition of Time Warner Cable and its sister company Bright House Networks,[9] making it the third-largest pay television service in the United States.[10][11][12] Charter ranked No. 70 in the 2019 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.[13]

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