InvestorsMay 23, 2007
Charter Wireless Home Networking Simplifies Life in Multi-Computer Households
ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2007--Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) ("Charter" or the "Company") today announced the nationwide deployment of Charter Wireless Home Networking service ("Charter Home Networking"). Charter Home Networking offers consumers a complete wireless connectivity package, including installation, configuration, 24 x 7 customer service, and Charter's High-Speed Security Suite for each networked computer.
Charter Home Networking helps families and households with multiple computers utilize the power of wireless technology to connect securely to a single Internet connection. Until recently, home networks were primarily for early adopters of technology, but Charter Home Networking eliminates two major hurdles that have prevented many households from using wireless networking technology in the past.
First, it eliminates the high cost of purchasing expensive wireless networking equipment. In addition, it guarantees professional installation and configuration, giving consumers at all levels of technical proficiency the peace of mind that their wireless connection is secure.
"Many households today have multiple computers, and life's faster pace means every computer needs high-speed Internet access," said Himesh Bhise, Vice President & General Manager of High-Speed Internet for Charter. "Children learn to use computers as early as preschool and computers are a necessity for students of all ages, making a wireless home network a must for many households, and yet, only about 20 percent of all U.S. households currently utilize home networking."
The challenge, according to Mr. Bhise, has been a lack of affordable, consumer-friendly service offerings in the marketplace. "Charter has successfully filled that void, as evidenced by the positive responses already received from our customers."
Home networking is simply a method of allowing two or more computers to share a single Internet connection and to communicate with one another. A home network can facilitate file and document sharing between multiple computers, adding to the convenience. Charter Home Networking uses the Company's exceptionally fast, high-speed Internet connection to ensure that the customer's experience of the Internet - whether connecting one computer or five - continues to be highly satisfying.
Wireless Home Networking is another investment that Charter is making to improve the customer experience along with enhanced care and service capabilities. The Company is committed to building long-term relationships with its customers by efficiently delivering quality, value-added services, support, convenience and compelling value through its triple-play bundle of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephone services. As part of each community it serves, Charter also invests in strengthening those communities with financial and human resources.
Charter Home Networking can be added to Charter High-Speed(R) Internet service for $9.99 per month, which includes the gateway, modem, hardware lease, and support for up to five computers. Installation of one hardwired computer and wireless connection is free when purchased at the same time as Charter High-Speed Internet service.
For more information, please visit charter.com or call 1-888-438-2427.
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.
CONTACT: Charter Communications, Inc., St. Louis
Anita Lamont, 314-543-2215
Mary Jo Moehle, 314-543-2397
SOURCE: Charter Communications, Inc.