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August 06, 2013

Charter Prepares for Off-campus Move-in

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

As college students get to ready to return to campus, companies that provide them various types of services are gearing up for the season ahead.

Charter, the nation's fourth largest cable operator, has stated that it is prepared for one of the busiest times of the year for the industry: off-campus move-in. According to the company, this off-campus move-in can become a huge workload for companies as executives are known put in four times more work during these periods.

Naturally, Charter has to be prepared for this season. After all, the company serves in 29 states where colleges, universities and technical schools are located.  Off camp housing period means the executives of the company will be working round the clock to transfer student’s current services and deploy new Internet, TV and phone services in off-campus housing.

It has turned this season into a customer event and has placed kiosks at campus book stores where students can sign up for Charter services.

The company provides cable television, high-speed Internet, and telephone services to more than 5.8 million customers. The company is the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States, behind Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Cox (News - Alert) Communications.

Allan Samson, Charter's Senior Vice President of Marketing, said, “If you want to witness the perfect intersection of entertainment, education and technology, visit a college campus. Charter customers are already viewing programs like ESPN (News - Alert) on their Smart Phones and Kindle Fire tablets – and more innovation is coming that will enable consumer devices, such as tablets and smart phones, to interact with Charter boxes.”

Edited by Rich Steeves

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