Letter Seeking Additional Information from Charter
Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
August 26, 2014
Via Electronic Mail
Executive Vice President
Charter Communications, Inc.
1099 New York Avenue, N.W.
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.
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 projected timeline for the transition of all the acquired customers;
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;
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
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).
the features and services accessible from each device that will be offered
to acquired customers;
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
all documents discussing customer migration and transition of the
acquired customers to the Company.
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
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.
electronic filings made using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System, (“ECFS”),
parties should also serve the documents via e-mail to Vanessa Lemmé,
If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact Hillary Burchuk, Office of
General Counsel, at (202) 418-1719.
William T. Lake
Chief, Media Bureau