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Released: August 27, 2014
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Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

August 26, 2014

Via Electronic Mail

Catherine Bohigian

Executive Vice President

Government Affairs

Charter Communications, Inc.

1099 New York Avenue, N.W.

Suite 650

Washington, DC 20001

Re: Applications of Comcast Corporation, Time Warner Cable Inc., Charter

Communications, Inc., and SpinCo for Consent to Assign Licenses or Transfer

Control of Licensees, MB Docket No. 14-57

Dear Ms. Bohigian:

On August 21, 2014, we sent you a request for information and data with respect to the

applications for transfer of control of certain licenses that you filed on June 4, 2014 in the above-

captioned docket (the “Divestiture Transactions”).1

This letter stated that if we required

additional information, we would follow up with additional requests.

Accordingly, pursuant the August 21, 2014, letter and to section 308(b) of the Act,2 we

request that Charter provide written responses and supporting documentation for each request set

forth below using the Definitions and Instructions contained in the Information and Data

Requests issued to Charter on August 21, 2014.

54.

Describe in detail the Company’s plans to migrate subscribers acquired as a result

of the proposed divestiture transactions, including but not limited to:

a.

a projected timeline for the transition of all the acquired customers;

b.

any plans for relevant services and devices necessary to access the

services to be offered to the acquired subscribers, including but not limited to (1) a detailed

description of the Company’s plans to provide these subscribers with devices that may be used

on the Company’s network and any associated charges to an acquired customer who is required

to acquire such a device, and (2) the service plans, bundled services and pricing to be offered to

the acquired customers;

c.

any plans for the acquired customers to retain their current service plans

and if so, the length of time the acquired customers may remain enrolled under their existing

service plans;

1 Letter to Catherine Bohigian, Executive Vice President, Charter Communications, from William T.

Lake, Chief, Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission (August 21, 2014).

2 47 U.S.C. § 308(b).

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d.

the features and services accessible from each device that will be offered

to acquired customers;

e.

any services or features that an acquired subscriber received from its

previous provider that it will not be able to obtain from the Company after the consummation of

the proposed the proposed divestiture transactions, and plans to introduce that lost service or

otherwise compensate the subscriber; and

f.

all documents discussing customer migration and transition of the

acquired customers to the Company.

55.

For the proposed divestiture transactions, provide: (i) a timetable for each

transaction, a description of all actions that must be taken prior to consummation of each

transaction, and any harm that will result if the transactions are not consummated; and (ii)

a description of any other terms or conditions of the transactions that are not reflected in the

transaction agreements between the parties.

We would appreciate receiving your responses no later than Thursday, September 11, 2014.

Your responses should be filed with Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, FCC, under reference

number MB Docket No. 14-57. For any responses that contain confidential or proprietary

information, please follow the filing instructions set forth in the Joint Protective Order.3

For all

hand deliveries pertaining to the Joint Protective Order, please call Vanessa Lemmé (202-418-

2611) to schedule receipt of hand delivery or, in her absence, Marcia Glauberman (202-418-

7046). For any responses that are submitted on paper that do not contain confidential or

proprietary information, please file in accordance with the instructions set forth in the July 10,

2014 Public Notice.4

For any responses filed electronically, please submit them according to the

Instructions in the Request, and coordinate with Commission staff, or designated information

technology personnel, to ensure that any responsive electronic records are submitted to the

Commission in a technological format that is compatible with Commission database systems and

are processed and organized in a manner that is acceptable to the Commission. For any

3 See, Joint Protective Order, MB Docket No. 14-57, DA 14-463 (rel. April 4, 2014).

4 See Commission Seeks Comment on Applications of Comcast Corporation, Time Warner Cable Inc., and Charter

Communications, Inc., and SpinCo, to Assign and Transfer Control of FCC Licenses and Other Authorizations,

Public Notice, MB Docket No. 14-57, DA 14-457 (rel. July 10, 2014) at 9-11.

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electronic filings made using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System, (“ECFS”),

parties should also serve the documents via e-mail to Vanessa Lemmé,

Vanessa.Lemme@fcc.gov.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact Hillary Burchuk, Office of

General Counsel, at (202) 418-1719.

Sincerely,

William T. Lake

Chief, Media Bureau

Enclosure

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