An American corporation called Charter Communications, Inc. provides Spectrum-branded services in the telecommunications and media industries.
It is the third-largest pay TV provider in the United States, after Comcast and AT&T, with over 32 million subscribers across 41 states, placing it only behind Comcast as the second-largest cable operator. In terms of the volume of residential lines, Charter is the fifth-largest telephone provider.
Charter moved its corporate offices from St. Louis, Missouri, to Stamford, Connecticut, but kept many of its activities there, in late 2012, after appointing longtime Cablevision executive Thomas Rutledge as CEO.
As of May 18, 2016, Charter was the third-largest pay television provider in the country after completing the acquisition of Time Warner Cable and its sibling company Bright House Networks.
On the 2019 Fortune 500 list of the biggest American corporations by total revenue, Charter came in at number 70.
Who Owns Charter?
Liberty Media and Advance Publications both control 23.3% and 13% of Charter Communications, respectively.