Charter Communications

To sway regulators, Charter pledges to play nice on Internet

Charter is trying to convince the government that consumers will benefit if it is allowed to create a cable giant through its proposed $67.1 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House. It is seeking government approval after regulators' concerns led Comcast to scrap its $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable in April. Charter said Tuesday, in a filing with the Federal Communications Commission, that it will roll out faster Internet with no data caps for Time Warner Cable and Bright House customers, for less money than a comparable service. It is also pledging to continue its policy of not blocking or slowing traffic, or establishing paid fast lanes for some content. The...