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Charter Helps Students & Families Head Back to School

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Charter offers Back to School Bundles, Gift Cards, free laptops online

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 20, 2009-- Students from kindergarten to graduate school are increasingly reliant on the Internet to assist with research, surfing the web, listening to music, and communicating with friends and family. And Charter’s website,, is a popular web address for those looking for a good value for high-speed Internet service.

A study conducted recently by Professor Kouider Mokhtari, of Iowa State University found that 95 percent of students reported using the Internet “every day or almost every day” to do things like e-mail (90.4 percent), chat using instant messaging (63.8 percent), surf the Web (56.2 percent), listen to music (52.5 percent) and conduct research (47.7 percent). The study appeared in the April 2009 issue of the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.

“ is an increasingly popular destination for our customers during this time of year,” said Jim Gallagher, Charter’s Director of Online Marketing. “We know that our high-speed Internet customers value having the fastest and most reliable Internet speeds available[1], and the variety of online Back-to-School bundled offers.” Students and their families also like Charter’s Laptop-A-Day Sweepstakes which began July 15, 2009 and runs through September 15. “Our winners are grateful,” said Mr. Gallagher. “In tough times, Charter is happy to assist students and families preparing for school.”

Through, families also enjoy Charter’s Learning Pack Online, which includes access to eight Educational Premium Online Services. From ABCs to SATs, Learning Pack Online can help students of all ages get ahead in the classroom. currently offers a free 30-day trial period with unlimited access to educational services such as Nickelodeon’s myNOGGIN, Encyclopaedia Britannica and Boston Test Prep for students preparing for SATs. Find out more at and learn more about Laptop-A-Day Sweepstakes and Charter’s Back to School offers by visiting

[1] Fastest/most reliable speeds compared to AT&T, Qwest and Verizon Internet offerings in Charter markets. comScore Throughput Report Q2-09.

About Charter Communications

Charter Communications, Inc. is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter Digital Cable® video entertainment programming, Charter High-Speed® Internet access, and Charter Telephone®. Charter Business™ similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, video and music entertainment services, and business telephone. Charter’s advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. On March 27, 2009, Charter filed a pre-arranged plan and Chapter 11 petitions in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Charter believes its operations are strong and expects to continue operating as usual during the financial restructuring. More information about Charter can be found at

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