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Comments on news posted 2009-11-30 13:59:04: Despite the best efforts by creditors who didn't like the bankruptcy conditions, Charter Communications has announced that the company has exited Chapter 11 after filing for bankruptcy back in March of this year. ..

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Rob
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Miami, FL
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Neil Smit

Why is this man still CEO? He received $7.4 million cash compensation for 2008.


morbo
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Charter lives on...

I'm disappointed Charter wasn't sold to the highest bidder. It's really the bottom of the cable barrel and their HD offerings are paltry compared to satellite or other cable companies.

ender7074

join:2006-11-21
Saint Louis, MO
reply to Rob

Re: Neil Smit

Yah he has been there too long. Charter is nothing but a revolving door for inept execs that can get an awesome contract with a huge golden parachute, perform their job with the least level of skill and intelligence, get fired, profit. Neil must not has got the memo on this process.
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Poetique

join:2007-08-05
Auburn, AL

I might need a bucket...

I almost feel like crying about this... I really... REALLY, wanted Charter to die.

Focused on FURTHER enhancing the customer's experience?

You have to start in order to further enhance it.

The only thing they've enhanced is the lightness of my wallet and the instability of my internet connection.


ToxicDrew
Premium
join:2001-09-24

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reply to Rob

Re: Neil Smit

Their going to enhance my bill come January 2010


zpm

join:2009-03-23
Columbus, GA
reply to Poetique

Re: I might need a bucket...

10 bucks say they file for chapter 13 next year.

KoRnGtL15
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join:2007-01-04
Grants Pass, OR
kudos:1
reply to ToxicDrew

Re: Neil Smit

Hey they have to pass the debt to some one and pay those lawyer fees. And Charter customers are perfect for that. They still remain billions in debt and keep sinking.

said by ToxicDrew:

Their going to enhance my bill come January 2010


nobody

@rr.com

Broadband for life

What about the broadband for life winner?

Poetique

join:2007-08-05
Auburn, AL

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reply to zpm

Re: I might need a bucket...

said by zpm:

10 bucks say they file for chapter 13 next year.
I hope so lol. Let's all start a petition to switch ISPs so charter can finish dying haha.


zpm

join:2009-03-23
Columbus, GA
i'm with knology even if their slow to roll out docsis 3.0, sooner the better i hope.


vaxvms
ferroequine fan
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Wooville
kudos:3
reply to zpm
I'll take that bet.

raIDERspeed

join:2002-07-26
Soledad, CA
reply to Poetique
Same here I'm never gonna get a high speed from now! I'm stuck with ATT forever!


hdman
Flt Rider
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join:2003-11-25
Appleton, WI
reply to Poetique
said by Poetique:

I almost feel like crying about this... I really... REALLY, wanted Charter to die.

Man, I could not agree more. I live on a road that is 3 miles long and T's into roads on each end. These clowns ran cable from each end of the road past fields right up the first home on each end of the road. Now, thats great for those 2 homes, but these idiots left the 1 mile in the middle, where the rest of the homes on this road are, without service.

For multi thousand dollar blunders like this, Charter has no business in business. I sure was hoping for an influx of brains and cash....but it looks like that is not going to happen.

Well, heres hoping they don't last too long.....
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toddbs98

join:2000-07-08
North Little Rock, AR
reply to Poetique
I feel your pain I was hoping they would die off and either Cox or Comcast would take over the area in which I live.
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SunnyFL
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reply to Rob

Re: Neil Smit

said by Rob:

Why is this man still CEO? He received $7.4 million cash compensation for 2008.
Charter 11 ? Whah?

patcat88

join:2002-04-05
Jamaica, NY
kudos:1
reply to morbo

Re: Charter lives on...

said by morbo:

I'm disappointed Charter wasn't sold to the highest bidder. It's really the bottom of the cable barrel and their HD offerings are paltry compared to satellite or other cable companies.
You realize Charter would just be split between Comcast and Time Warner, like Adelphia was?


psafux
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reply to nobody

Re: Broadband for life

said by nobody :

What about the broadband for life winner?
March 2008. winning bid was $71,540.

»Charter 'Broadband For Life' Auction Ends With $71,540 'Winner'
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fiberguy
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reply to patcat88

Re: Charter lives on...

said by patcat88:

said by morbo:

I'm disappointed Charter wasn't sold to the highest bidder. It's really the bottom of the cable barrel and their HD offerings are paltry compared to satellite or other cable companies.
You realize Charter would just be split between Comcast and Time Warner, like Adelphia was?
.. and that would be a problem?

Comcast and Time Warner service is FAR superior to that of Charter...

fiberguy
My views are my own.
Premium
join:2005-05-20
kudos:3
reply to zpm

Re: I might need a bucket...

Please send me 10 bucks right now.. they won't be filing another bankruptcy for a while... I believe they'll be putting themselves up for sale, however... with lighter debt, they'd be easier to off themselves.

mattniemu

join:2008-04-08
Waupaca, WI
reply to hdman
Hi

I agree with you on that.

Matt


just_asking

@charter.com
reply to Rob

Re: Neil Smit

said by Rob:

Why is this man still CEO? He received $7.4 million cash compensation for 2008.
Because he did exactly what he was hired to do under the terms of his contract. Save the company from going under and successfully emerge from Chapter 11 with a positive cash flow. Simple as that really.


just_asking

@charter.com
reply to fiberguy

Re: Charter lives on...

said by fiberguy:

Comcast and Time Warner service is FAR superior to that of Charter...
And you say that based on .. ??

mattniemu

join:2008-04-08
Waupaca, WI
reply to KoRnGtL15

Re: Neil Smit

I think they will rise prices on alll packages. it will suck for poeple on basic like i am for now until i got dish. I am only paying 25 dallor a month for that. I use to have the other package but it cost alittle too much like 55 dallors for up to 80 channels. i can pay 55 dallors for 250 channel on dish plus better music channels then that music choice crap. Charter kiss my ass. Charter you can pipe more debt down that tube you dump ass. Charters iq is 5 and not really really really smart how they can make a network and company work.

Axekick

join:2005-05-01
Saint Louis, MO

To be fair . .

Based on my personal service with Charter over the years their service has greatly improved in nearly all aspects over the past 3 years.

Their telephone support and telephone customer service still sucks but otherwise I have no complaints. My speeds are constantly above what they are suppose to be and my television and internet signals are down probably less than 12 hours per year.

The support they provide here at dslreports.com has been excellent based on my one experience using them. I do resent having to barter my cable bill every time my promotion is up but they were very helpful here at telling me the lowest price I could get on my existing services.

fiberguy
My views are my own.
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reply to just_asking

Re: Charter lives on...

said by just_asking :

said by fiberguy:

Comcast and Time Warner service is FAR superior to that of Charter...
And you say that based on .. ??
... you'd have to be living under a rock to ask that question.. I won't dignify it with an answer.


tim_k
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join:2002-02-02
Stewartstown, PA
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reply to ender7074

Re: Neil Smit

said by ender7074:

Yah he has been there too long. Charter is nothing but a revolving door for inept execs that can get an awesome contract with a huge golden parachute, perform their job with the least level of skill and intelligence, get fired, profit. Neil must not has got the memo on this process.
I bet a lot of other top level executives get nice retention bonuses too.
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RWOTB
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reply to fiberguy

Re: Charter lives on...

said by fiberguy:

.. and that would be a problem?

Comcast and Time Warner service is FAR superior to that of Charter...
Really? My son has TW and is not happy with it. My friend's parents have had Comcast and dropped it due to horrible service and tech. support.
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RWOTB
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reply to ToxicDrew

Re: Neil Smit

said by ToxicDrew:

Their going to enhance my bill come January 2010
Ditto.
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cork1958
Cork
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Never had a single problem

Don't know about all you people's problems, but I had Charter internet for over 9 years. Never a problem and great service.

Don't give a crap about tv, but even that has been perfect, considering all I have is expanded basic.

Yes,
I switched to Verizon DSL, but that was due to Charter threatening caps and the fact that the Verizon package I got was $7 cheaper and 2.1mb's faster download and 256kb's faster upload.

Yes,
I know Charter has way faster speeds, but I'm not one of those have to have it just because I can kind of people. I live within reasoning, unlike so many Americans, and will NEVER pay over $40 a month for internet. To me, that is just plain stupid and/or greedy.
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Smile__
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join:2008-10-10
New Freedom, PA
reply to just_asking

Re: Charter lives on...

Work for Charter lately? lol