InvestorsJune 30, 2008
Charter Launches High-Speed Internet Max with Speeds up to 16 Mbps in Michigan
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 30, 2008--Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) today announced that it is launching its Charter High-Speed Internet Max service, with download speeds of up to 16 megabits per second (16 Mbps). Charter High-Speed Internet Max is available throughout most of Charter's Michigan service area.
Speed and the reliability of that speed are top priorities of Internet users and for the second time, an independent research firm, comScore, Inc., ranked Charter's high-speed Internet speeds fastest and most reliable(1) in the communities we serve. Our customers value the enhanced speed because with Charter High-Speed Internet Max, at 16 Mbps they can download a song in just 2.5 seconds, or as many as 24 photos in just 8 seconds, said Joe Boullion, Vice President and General Manager for Charter in Michigan. When bundled with our video and telephone services, Charter High-Speed Internet Max represents an even greater value for our customers, Mr. Boullion concluded.
Charter Business, which provides services to business, education and government, also offers up to 16 Mbps high-speed Internet service in Michigan. Charter's high-speed reliability is critical to businesses that depend on Internet applications to succeed. In addition, Charter Business supports its customers with a dedicated team of care agents specifically trained to handle the needs of small, medium, and large-scale enterprises.
Charter High-Speed Internet Max is the premium tier of service for Charter customers and is up to 9x faster than DSL and 270x as fast as dial-up. Charter also offers Charter High-Speed Plus, with download speeds up to 10 Mbps, and Charter High-Speed Internet, with download speeds up to 5 Mbps.
Over the past year, Charter has invested over a billion dollars in capital to serve its customers and to enhance its service capabilities, including millions here in Michigan. Charter is committed to investing in its communities, providing an advanced network on which residential and commercial customers rely for their communications needs, and delivering value to all its customers by offering high-quality products and services backed up by superior customer care.
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(R) video entertainment programming, Charter High-Speed(R) Internet access, and Charter Telephone(R). Charter Business(TM) 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(R) brand. More information about Charter can be found at www.charter.com.
(1) comScore, Inc., Throughput Report,January-March 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.
CONTACT: Charter Communications, Inc.
Anita Lamont, 314-543-2215
Marty Richmond, 314-543-5621
SOURCE: Charter Communications, Inc.