Charter has filed with the FCC its intention to become a wireless provider. The company plans to use its 300k-strong network of Wi-Fi hotspots to undergird the service, while using Verizon’s LTE network when users are out of range. While details about what the service will look like and what it will cost were not forthcoming, Charter did say in the filing that it sees wireless as an opportunity to maintain growth.
The filing did mention that Charter will continue to expand its Wi-Fi services, work with its MVNO partners, and invest in spectrum-based wireless networking. Furthermore, the company noted that “(Our) commitment to providing fast broadband on user-friendly terms, its advanced network already deployed across much of the country, and its history of innovation will all contribute to Charter’s success in this area.”