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Charter Communications Statement Regarding the Satellite Television Access and Viewer Rights Act (STAVRA) Proposal

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) today released the following statement in response to the Satellite Television Access and Viewer Rights Act (STAVRA) proposal.

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"We commend Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Thune for their STAVRA proposal, including the 'Local Choice' provision.  The current retransmission consent regime is broken, and the Senators' legislative proposal offers a clear and simple fix.  Stopping broadcast blackouts and increasing consumer control is a logical path forward.  The STAVRA legislation in general, and 'Local Choice' in particular, will update the law in a thoughtful way by promoting competition and keeping consumers from being harmed during business negotiations."

About Charter
Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter TV® video entertainment programming, Charter Internet® access, and Charter Phone®. Charter Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.

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