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Verizon's Charter deal may break the bank

If Verizon does buy Charter Communications Inc, it would create the biggest US wireless and Internet provider. But can it afford the US$200 billion price tag?

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A Charter Communications company service van in California. Borrowing more could be difficult for both Charter and Verizon because of the large amounts of debt on their books: Verizon has about US$116 billion of debt as at end-2016.

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VERIZON Communications Inc is said to have given thought to buying Charter Communications Inc, a deal that would create the biggest US wireless and Internet provider.

But many in the finance world are focused on another superlative a Charter tie-up could lead to: the world

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