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|CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form 425 on 01/29/2016|
Filed by Charter Communications, Inc.
Pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act of 1933
and deemed filed pursuant to Rule 14a-6
under the Securities Act of 1934
Subject Company: Time Warner Cable Inc.
Commission File No. 001-33335
The following is information made available online on the Meet New Charter and Charter Resource Center websites.
Charter-Time Warner Cable Deal Approval Odds Rise to 90 Percent, Analyst Says
Originally appeared in The Hollywood Reporter
by Georg Szalai
January 28, 2016
TWC CEO Rob Marcus says there is no “specific timetable” as regulators continue their review and adds he is "highly skeptical" about FCC proposals to regulate the pay TV set-top box market.
While regulators continue to review Charter Communications' plan to acquire Time Warner Cable, one big-name pay TV analyst on Thursday raised his odds on the deal going through.
"The odds that the deal will hit a major stumbling block are getting smaller," MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett said in a report. "We’re raising our odds of approval to 90 percent, from 80 percent previously."
He explained that "perhaps the most striking take-away from the hyperbolically-named Stop Mega Cable Coalition is that even within this collection of supposed deal opponents, most don’t actually oppose Charter’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable at all. Most of the coalition members are simply asking for conditions."
But Moffett also emphasized: "To be sure, it is too early to declare Charter’s acquisition a done deal. There are still hurdles to clear, including an exceedingly tedious timeline from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that stretches all the way to June 10th. And the FCC negotiation over conditions hasn’t even started yet."
Read the full article here. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/charter-time-warner-cable-odds-860039
Charter to Give Fast Internet to Low-Income Customers
By Business Journal Staff
January 28, 2016
The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that a four-hour hearing in Downtown L.A. staged by Charter Communications to get public reaction to its $67-billion plan to buy Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks drew dozens of enthusiastic supporters - and some vocal critics.
During the session, Charter discussed plans to provide affordable Internet service for some of Southern California's poor residents, a key selling point for community group leaders in attendance. Charter pledged to begin offering low-income students and seniors a $14.99-a-month high-speed Internet service plan within six months of the merger closing. The plan would offer Internet speeds at around 30 megabits per second, higher than what is typically offered in lower-priced Internet plans available to poor consumers.
Read the full article here. http://labusinessjournal.com/news/2016/jan/28/charter-give-fast-internet-low-income-customers/