Hank, in reply to your concerns about Brighthouse Cable. The Charter merger may be completed within the next 90 days thus, Brighthouse would no longer be with us.
FCC Public Notice Accepting Charter/TWC/Bright House Merger Applications for Transfer
Submitted: July 27, 2015 – 6:36pm
Originally published: July 27, 2015
Last updated: July 27, 2015 – 6:37pm
Source: Federal Communications Commission
Author: Public Notice
Coverage Type: public notice
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
On June 25, 2015, Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable, and Advance/Newhouse Partnership (together the “Applicants”) submitted joint applications to the Federal Communications Commission seeking consent to transfer control of various FCC licenses and other authorizations pursuant to Sections 214 and 310(d) of the Communications Act of 1934. These transfers are a necessary component of proposed transactions through which Charter, Time Warner Cable, and Advance/Newhouse’s Bright House Networks will merge (the “Transaction”). The applications for transfer of control of the licenses and other authorizations referred to in this Public Notice have been accepted for filing upon initial review. [MB Docket No. 15-149]
Full filing on FCC site (PDF) :
According to Applicants, the Transaction would produce substantial public interest benefits. In
particular, Applicants assert that the Transaction would result in the provision of improved broadband
services for consumers and edge providers. Specifically, Applicants claim that the combined company
would raise the minimum broadband speed to 60 Mbps throughout almost all of the merged company’s
footprint, with pricing based on Charter’s current model. Moreover, Applicants state their intent to offer
these broadband services on a stand-alone as well as bundled basis, without data caps, usage-based
pricing, modem fees, or early termination fees. Applicants also commit that New Charter would not
block, throttle, or engage in paid prioritization of Internet traffic.
Get ready to enjoy faster speeds and save some money, ladies and gentlemen.