Spectrum is a brand name owned by Charter Communications, Inc., a mass media and telecommunications company.
It has more than 26 million subscribers across 41 states, making it the country’s second-largest cable provider, second only to Comcast, and third in terms of pay TV subscribers after AT&T and Comcast.
Spectrum’s parent company — Charter Communications — launched in 1999. And Charter Spectrum launched in 2014.
The company’s predecessors include Bright House Networks and Time Warner Cable.
|Company based on||Mass media and telecommunication company|
|Founded by||Barry Babcock, Jerald Kent, Howard Wood|
|Founded in||1993; St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.|
|Predecessors||Bright House Networks, Time Warner Cable|
|Headquarters||Stamford, Connecticut, U.S|
|Products||VoIP phone, Digital cable, Digital telephone, Broadband, Cable television, Internet security, Internet, HDTV, Home security|
|Spectrum Net Worth||$117.65 billion (Last Updated 2022)|
Spectrum Net Worth
Spectrum, the country’s fourth largest cable operator, has an estimated net worth of $117.65 billion, based on estimates. The company generates revenue of about $48.1 billion.
The company was originally called Southern Tier On-Line Community when Time Warner Cable launched it in 1995. The brand was known for a short time as LineRunner before Time Warner Cable adopted the Road Runner name.
In a funny twist, Road Runner High-Speed Online also took the name and mascot of the Road Runner cartoon from Warner Bros Pictures.
The company rebranded and became Time Warner Cable Internet in 2012. That’s when the Road Runner brand went away. Charter Communications acquired Time Warner Cable in May 2016 and rebranded it as Spectrum Internet in September 2016.
Howard Wood, Barry Babcock and Jerald Kent were the founders of Charter Communications. The company’s chairman and CEO is Thomas M. Rutledge, who has been with Charter since 2012.
He was COO of Cablevision between 2004 and 2011 and also served as Time Warner Cable’s president.