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|CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form 8-K on 05/08/2017|
May 5, 2017
Charter Communications, Inc.
400 Atlantic Street
Stamford, Connecticut 06901
Attention: Christopher L. Winfrey
Re: Wireless Operational Cooperation Agreement
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Comcast Corporation and Charter Communications, Inc. are each regional cable companies that have from time to time cooperated on business strategies and initiatives in an effort to better compete against our mutual competitors. We each have planned or have nascent regional wireless operations that are currently limited to our respective cable distribution footprints conducted through MVNO agreements, but in order to compete with national wireless operators and to respond to changes in technology and the marketplace, including possible further consolidation among national wireless competitors, our strategies may need to evolve. The potential of future technologies presents an opportunity to innovate and compete by increasing choices for, and delivering better value to, American consumers and businesses, which can be only enhanced by the optimization of our regional network assets to compete and better provide certain services in a national marketplace.
The parties intend to explore potential areas for operational cooperation in the Cooperation Field. Potential areas will include operational cooperation (including through MVNOs and other licensed and unlicensed spectrum) to facilitate competitiveness for the benefit of consumers through common billing and operating platforms, technical standards development and harmonization, handset and tablet device life cycle management including forward and reverse logistics, and emerging wireless technology platforms.
Therefore, the parties agree that, during the Term (as defined below):