Charter (ticker: CHTR, exchange: Privately Held)
News Release -
Charter Telephone(TM) Recognized by Electronic Security Leader ADT As Service That Can Support Monitoring of Its Security Systems
ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 15, 2006--Charter Communications,
Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) has announced that Charter Telephone(TM) service
has been recognized by ADT Security Services, a unit of Tyco Fire &
Security, as a primary method of alarm transmission to ADT's 24-hour
customer monitoring centers.
Charter Telephone, carried on Charter's privately managed network,
has tripled its customer base in the past year and today, passes more
than 6 million homes. "Our phone customers count on us to deliver a
reliable connection every day, for every type of residence," said
Charter Telephone Senior Vice President and General Manager, Ted
Schremp. "ADT's recognition further validates our collective
commitment to customer safety."
In order to obtain ADT's recognition, Charter Telephone and other
cable telephone service providers were required to meet a number of
criteria outlined by ADT. These characteristics include maintaining a
physical facilities network with major and minor disaster recovery
plans in place, including specific network power restoration
procedures, providing professional installation that preserves primary
line seizure for alarm signal transmission, and ensuring real-time
transmission of voice signals, while carrying alarm formats unchanged.
"Charter Telephone has grown incredibly fast, due primarily to the
great value and the fact that our service is very customer-friendly,"
said Mr. Schremp. "We are pleased to be working with ADT Security
Services to deliver consumers the reliability of Charter Telephone
service combined with the security of ADT's monitored alarm systems."
Customers new to Charter Telephone can sign up for $29.99 per
month for a minimum of three months. Charter Telephone offers
customers an unlimited local and long distance plan covering calls
within the US, Canada and Puerto Rico, and includes 10 of the most
popular calling features plus voicemail. Charter Telephone also
provides customers 911 emergency service and directory listings.
Among Charter's current areas of coverage and 2006 telephone
launch cities are Long Beach, San Gabriel Valley, Riverside/Inland
Empire, Los Angeles, and Glendale, CA; Willimantic and Newtown, CT;
Gwinnett County and Athens, GA; Worcester and Chicopee, MA; Kalamazoo,
Grand Haven, Holland, Allendale, Traverse City, Bay City and Saginaw,
MI; Rochester, MN; St. Louis, MO; Reno, NV; Asheville, NC; Greenville,
Spartanburg and Anderson, SC; Jackson, Blount County, Cleveland and
Tri-Cities, TN; Fort Worth, TX; Kennewick and Yakima, WA; and Fond du
Lac, Madison, Wausau and Eau Claire, WI.
About Charter Communications
Charter Communications, Inc. is a leading broadband communications
company and the third-largest publicly traded cable operator in the
United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband
services, including advanced Charter Digital(R) video entertainment
programming, Charter High-Speed(TM) Internet access service, and
Charter Telephone(TM) services. Charter Business(TM) similarly
provides scalable, tailored and cost-effective broadband
communications solutions to business organizations, such as
business-to-business Internet access, data networking, video and music
entertainment services and business telephone. Charter's advertising
sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media(R)
brand. More information about Charter can be found at
CONTACT: Charter Communications, Inc.
Anita Lamont, 314-543-2215
Mary Jo Moehle, 314-543-2397
SOURCE: Charter Communications, Inc.