Providing services to over 26 million customers in 41 states, it is the second-largest cable operator in the United States by subscribers, just behind Comcast, and third largest pay TV operator behind Comcast and AT&T. It is the fifth largest telephone provider based upon residential subscriber line count.
In late 2012, with the naming of longtime Cablevision executive Thomas Rutledge as their CEO, the company relocated its corporate headquarters from St. Louis, Missouri, to Stamford, Connecticut, although many operations still remain in St. Louis.
Charter Communications was founded in 1993 by Barry Babcock, Jerald Kent, and Howard Wood, who had been former executives atCencom Cable Television in St. Louis, Missouri. It was also incorporated in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1993.
In 1995, Charter paid about $300 million for a controlling interest in Crown Media and acquired Cable South.
In 1997, Charter and EarthLink joined forces to deliver high-speed Internet access through cable modems to Charter’s customers in California.
In 1998, Paul Allen bought a controlling interest. The company paid $2.8 billion to acquire Dallas-based cable company Marcus Cable. Charter Communications had 1 million customers in 1998. In November 1999, the company went public, trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange. At the time, it had 3.9 million customers.
Charter completed more than ten major acquisitions in 1999.
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