Com cast lost but that didn't mean the party ended. Plan B was to try to some other player buy TWC. Let's see how fast this happens. How much worse is Charter than TWC?:bang:
Through the grapevine,
The plan is to consolidate the services of TWC/Brighthouse/Charter
1.) If the merger is approved by Congress and the Justice Department, the company will be called "New Charter."
2.) Charter plans to use Bright House Networks customer service plans and policies, which has the best record of the three.
3.) Charter's cheapest Internet is faster than TWC. But I think Charter has only a two-tiered option. We will see what happens here.
4.) The Guide (The Navigator name was actually dropped a few years ago) would be called "Spectrum." (The name for Charter's Cloud-Based Guide and Technologies.)
5.) Tom Rutledge , President and CEO of Charter will run the new merged company.
6.) Don't expect any major changes for several years in terms of billing or pricing structures.
7.) I also remember reading that Mr. Rutledge wanted this consolidation, because of the Whole House DVR concept. Charter Spectrum does not currently have that.
8.) Charter has been developing the Spectrum Guide to work on boxes from the older SA models to the newer Cisco and Motorola units.
9.) A downside is that Charter has been known to hold older boxes in circulation even more than TWC. Hopefully that will change.
10.) A lot of areas that are Charter use the modern version of the Passport Software, Some are I-Guide. There might be some SARA markets, not sure. They may just convert Navigator to their Spectrum services. There are many older Motorola boxes in TWC markets that need updating.
( Over the years and months, the above is a summery of stuff I found on-line. Just found out about the "New Charter" name and the "Spectrum" name for TWC today. And that Mr. Rutledge will be the CEO if the merger is approved by regulators.)