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Cable merger future-proofs against Web’s rise

Charter Communications Inc.’s $38 billion bid to take over the much-larger Time Warner Cable Inc. is an attempt to future-proof its business by getting its foot in the door of millions more homes wired for Internet service.
By RYAN NAKASHIMA Published: February 5, 2014

LOS ANGELES — When you buy a TV, sales clerks often pitch you on “future proofing” your set. Turns out, buying a cable TV company relies largely on the same principle.

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