Charter and Cox would never be in contention for any towns services. Cable companies like to be somewhat regional so they a aren't just go in to one town where they have no other service for hundreds of miles. The nearest Cox area to me is 400 miles away. So Cox would never come here. Now Comcast would because they are in the next county 10 miles away.
All that being say Charter has been here for over a dozen year. before that we had Time Warner for just 2 years before they thought us to unworthy they sold us off to Charter. So I find ironic if they were to merge with Charter and have us again after dumping us.