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Charter Launches Fastest Residential Internet Service

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St. Louis the First to Experience 60 Mbps Speed, 20 Mbps Coming Soon Nationwide

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) today announced the launch of 60 Mbps Internet service, the fastest residential service available from any multiple system cable and telecom provider. The initial deployment of Charter High-Speed Internet Ultra60 is in the St. Louis metropolitan area, with additional markets to follow. Nationwide, the Company will soon boost Charter High- Speed® Internet Max from 16 Mbps to 20 Mbps.

“Not only are we delivering the fastest speed today, but our infrastructure has the capacity to support even higher speeds as demand and usage grow,” said Ted Schremp, Charter’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Charter’s ability to provide increasingly greater bandwidth is critical to our customers’ use and enjoyment of the Internet and delivers greater value. It also highlights our growing superiority over DSL service.”

Charter High-Speed Internet Ultra60 not only enables a customer to download a 4 gigabyte movie approximately 40 times faster than with DSL, but also enables users to multitask more effectively. Users can access multiple stream sources simultaneously to download music, watch a movie trailer, catch up on e-mail or surf the Internet on one screen. With 20 Mbps speed, a 2.5 minute movie trailer downloads in just 4 seconds. It takes several minutes with dial-up and DSL.

“Speed and reliability are what consumers value most, and we offer the fastest and most reliable1 speed,” said Marwan Fawaz, Charter’s Chief Technology Officer. “In addition to select Ultra60 deployments, we’re increasing our 16 Mbps service to 20 Mbps nationwide so our customers can take greater advantage of rapidly growing interactive applications available on the Internet and to help telecommuting workers become even more productive.” The upgrade to 20 Mbps will be automatic for Charter High-Speed Internet Max customers at no additional cost.

As with all Charter high-speed services, Charter High-Speed Internet Ultra60 is ultra safe with Charter Security Suite™ for PC protection, which has the fastest response to new virus threats and best virus detection, at no additional cost. Charter offers additional value-added enhancements including wireless home networking.

Charter is using DOCSIS 3.0 technology for Charter High-Speed Internet Ultra60 launches, which also serves as the foundation to offer even faster connections in the future.

1 comScore, Inc., Throughput Report, July-September 2008. Faster claim based on a comparison to internet download speeds averaged across all of AT&T/BellSouth, Qwest and Verizon's broadband internet offerings by providers in areas serviced by Charter. Reliable speed claim based on comparison of the difference between average observed broadband download speed versus AT&T/BellSouth, Qwest and Verizon's advertised broadband download speed weighted across all of a provider's broadband internet offerings in areas serviced by Charter.

About Charter Communications

Charter Communications, Inc. is a leading broadband communications company and the third-largest publicly traded cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including 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. More information about Charter can be found at

Source: Charter Communications, Inc.

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