Charter Communications

Charter Communications, Inc., is an American telecommunications and mass media company with services branded as Spectrum. With over 26 million customers in 41 states,[1] it is the second-largest cable operator in the United States by subscribers, just behind Comcast, and third-largest pay TV operator behind Comcast and AT&T.[6] Charter is the fifth-largest telephone provider based on number of residential lines.

Charter Communications, Inc.
Mass media
Founded1993; 29 years ago (1993)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
  • Barry Babcock
  • Jerald Kent
  • Howard Wood
Area served
41 states[1]
Key people
Revenue US$48.097 Billion (Fiscal Year Ended 31 December 2020)[2]
US$8.405 Billion (2020)[2]
US$3.222 Billion (2020)[2]
Total assets US$144.206 Billion (2020)[2]
Total equity US$30.281 Billion (2020)[2]
Number of employees
~98,000 (December 2018)[5]
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.[7] On May 18, 2016, Charter finalized acquisition of Time Warner Cable and its sister company Bright House Networks,[8] making it the third-largest pay television service in the United States.[9][10][11] Charter ranked No. 70 in the 2019 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.[12]

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