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FEBRUARY 04, 2016 / 03:00PM GMT, CHTR - Q4 2015 Charter Communications Inc Earnings Call

Bryan Kraft - Deutsche Bank - Analyst

Okay, great. That's helpful. Thank you.

Stefan Anninger - Charter Communications Inc - VP of IR

Thanks, Bryan. Kim, next question please.


Your next question comes from the line of Jeff Wlodarczak with Pivotal Research.

Jeff Wlodarczak - Pivotal Research Group - Analyst

Good morning. A number of cable operators in the US and Europe have been moving fairly aggressively into customer self-install, which seems to be helping out their financial results. Can you talk about where you guys are on self-install? And broadly speaking, the upside you see from moving more aggressively there? And then I've got a followup.

Tom Rutledge - Charter Communications Inc - President and CEO

Jeff, it's Tom. Yes, we think there's a lot of upside there, and none of that has been realized in our current results. And none of that is actually in our models that we've presented to you in our proxy. So that's an added opportunity for us, going forward. We do think that, in an all digital world, you can go to a self-provisioning environment. And one of the things we've been doing is building the infrastructure, from a billing and servicing perspective, so that we can do that. Not just against Legacy Charter, but against the new assets, as well, and move quickly to a world where customers can go online, order equipment, have it delivered to them, and self-install it, because the installation remains hot.

We've also designed some security, so that we can ensure the integrity of content, meaning that content goes where it's sold, by designing software that can let us know where boxes are in relationship to each other. And we've begun deploying that software. So we're ready to go with that, over the next year or two, and it will go along with our all digital project. You take a significant amount of churn transactions, physical transactions out of the business, if you get it right.

Jeff Wlodarczak - Pivotal Research Group - Analyst

Great. And then the follow-up, on the price increase, or the lack of one this year. Can you confirm, you did have a broadcast fee increase in the fourth quarter. Was that a dollar? Or what was that, if I'm correct?

Chris Winfrey - Charter Communications Inc - CFO

The whole change was less than 1% of total revenue. I don't know the exact figure (multiple speakers).

Jeff Wlodarczak - Pivotal Research Group - Analyst

Okay. But you did have a modest increase in the fourth quarter?


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