ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2007--Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) today announced that on Friday, May 4, the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") granted Charter's request for a limited waiver of the set-top security integration ban. Under FCC rules, operators are prevented from deploying set-top boxes with integrated security after July 1, 2007. The waiver by the FCC allows Charter to continue to deploy its low-cost, limited capability set-top boxes with integrated security until July 1, 2008.
"We commend Chairman Martin and the FCC for granting this important waiver. With this relief, Charter will be better positioned to offer its customers, especially those in more rural markets, greater value through advanced video services, high-speed Internet access, and a choice for telephone service," said Neil Smit, President & CEO.
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 advanced Charter Digital Cable(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.
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