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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form 10-Q on 10/26/2017
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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)
(dollars in millions, except per share amounts and where indicated)


3.    Franchises, Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets

Indefinite-lived and finite-lived intangible assets consist of the following as of September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016:

 
 
September 30, 2017
 
December 31, 2016
 
 
Gross Carrying Amount
 
Accumulated Amortization
 
Net Carrying Amount
 
Gross Carrying Amount
 
Accumulated Amortization
 
Net Carrying Amount
Indefinite-lived intangible assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Franchises
 
$
67,316

 
$

 
$
67,316

 
$
67,316

 
$

 
$
67,316

Goodwill
 
29,554

 

 
29,554

 
29,509

 

 
29,509

Trademarks
 
159

 

 
159

 
159

 

 
159

Other intangible assets
 

 

 

 
4

 

 
4

 
 
$
97,029

 
$

 
$
97,029

 
$
96,988

 
$

 
$
96,988

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finite-lived intangible assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Customer relationships
 
$
18,227

 
$
(5,638
)
 
$
12,589

 
$
18,226

 
$
(3,618
)
 
$
14,608

Other intangible assets
 
673

 
(181
)
 
492

 
615

 
(128
)
 
487

 
 
$
18,900

 
$
(5,819
)
 
$
13,081

 
$
18,841

 
$
(3,746
)
 
$
15,095


Amortization expense related to customer relationships and other intangible assets for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 was $664 million and $2.1 billion, respectively, and was $748 million and $1.2 billion for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016, respectively.
    
The Company expects amortization expense on its finite-lived intangible assets will be as follows:

Three months ended December 31, 2017
 
$
662

2018
 
2,470

2019
 
2,187

2020
 
1,895

2021
 
1,611

Thereafter
 
4,256

 
 
$
13,081


Actual amortization expense in future periods will differ from these estimates as a result of new intangible asset acquisitions or divestitures, changes in useful lives, impairments, adoption of new accounting standards and other relevant factors.



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