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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form 8-K on 02/04/2016
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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CAPITAL EXPENDITURES
(dollars in millions)


 
Three Months Ended December 31,
 
Year Ended December 31,
 
2015
 
2014
 
2015
 
2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Customer premise equipment (a)
$
134

 
$
174

 
$
582

 
$
1,082

Scalable infrastructure (b)
188

 
148

 
523

 
455

Line extensions (c)
50

 
45

 
194

 
176

Upgrade/Rebuild (d)
34

 
36

 
128

 
167

Support capital (e)
142

 
140

 
413

 
341

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Total capital expenditures (f)
$
548

 
$
543

 
$
1,840

 
$
2,221


(a)
Customer premise equipment includes costs incurred at the customer residence to secure new customers and revenue generating units, including customer installation costs and customer premise equipment (e.g., set-top boxes and cable modems).

(b)
Scalable infrastructure includes costs, not related to customer premise equipment, to secure growth of new customers and revenue generating units, or provide service enhancements (e.g., headend equipment).

(c)
Line extensions include network costs associated with entering new service areas (e.g., fiber/coaxial cable, amplifiers, electronic equipment, make-ready and design engineering).

(d)
Upgrade/rebuild includes costs to modify or replace existing fiber/coaxial cable networks, including betterments.

(e)
Support capital includes costs associated with the replacement or enhancement of non-network assets due to technological and physical obsolescence (e.g., non-network equipment, land, buildings and vehicles).

(f)
Total capital expenditures for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 include the following (dollars in millions):

 
Three Months Ended December 31,
 
Year Ended December 31,
 
2015
 
2014
 
2015
 
2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Capital expenditures related to commercial services
$
74

 
$
58

 
$
260

 
$
242

Capital expenditures related to transition
$
49

 
$
26

 
$
115

 
$
27

Capital expenditures related to all-digital transition
$

 
$
42

 
$

 
$
410









Addendum to Charter Communications, Inc. Fourth Quarter 2015 Earnings Release
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