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Charter Customers Could Get Freebies in Suit Settlement

By AP/KWMU

St. Louis – Untold numbers of Charter Communications subscribers may be eligible for freebies from the St. Louis company as part of a proposed lawsuit settlement.

Charter customers may be able to choose, among other things, six months of free high-speed Internet service, service upgrades or movie channel service.

St. Louis-based Charter has more than six (m) million customers in 37 states. It was not immediately clear how many consumers the settlement may cover.

The lawsuit accused Charter of charging for a wire-maintenance plan without adequately notifying that the plan was not mandatory. The company also allegedly billed some basic and expanded-basic customers for unneeded converters.

Existing Charter customers also were being notified of the proposed deal in their September bills.

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