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Moody's revises Charter, Time Warner Cable outlooks after deal approval

Moody's on May 10 revised its outlooks on Charter Communications Inc. and Time Warner Cable Inc. to stable.

The rating agency upgraded Charter's corporate family ratingto Ba2 from Ba3.

The ratings action comes after the FCC conditionally Charter's deals for Time Warner Cable and .

The conditions, effective for seven years after the transactionsclose, prohibit the combined entity from entering into contracts that limit a programmer'sability to distribute content to online video distributors. The merged company alsowould be barred from imposing data caps or charging usage-based pricing on broadbandusers or from charging interconnection fees on online video providers that deliverlarge volumes of traffic to its customers.