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Charter Communications added roughly 15,000 customers to its video subscription package in the fourth quarter of 2017, the first time the network has added video subscribers since acquiring Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks in 2016.

Why it matters: Charter CEO Tom Rutledge warned that while these acquisitions would cause a dip in subscriber numbers in the short-term, they would eventually help the company develop stronger relationships with video customers. Those cable bets now seem to be paying off.

  • Charter, the third-largest telecom company in the U.S., has roughly 17 million subscribers. While a net add of 15,000 seems small, it's a huge increase for a company that lost nearly a half-million video subscribers in less than two years.
  • Rutledge previously blamed subscriber losses on password-sharing for TV apps.

In the age of on-demand, cable and satellite companies have rapidly been losing subscribers to tech companies, like Netflix and Amazon. But even those who "cut the cord" still rely on such companies for broadband and internet services.

Data: eMarketer; Notes: Pay TV viewers have access to traditional TV service, excluding streaming. Non-pay viewers either quit their service or never had access. Chart: Andrew Witherspoon / Axios

What's next: Charter has also been making a push into creating and distributing its own original content. Last month it hired television production veteran Katherine Pope to lead its original content business.

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Ex-officer pleads not guilty to charges related to Breonna Taylor killing

Brett Hankison is charged with three counts of wanton endangerment. Photo: Courtesy by the Shelby County Sherrif's Department

The former Louisville police officer charged with three counts of wanton endangerment in connection with the raid that led to the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, an unarmed Black woman, pleaded "not guilty" on Monday, the Courier Journal reports.

The big picture: The announcement of charges against Brett Hankison, who was fired from the department in June, set off nationwide protests last week. None of the officers involved in the raid were indicted on homicide or manslaughter charges related to Taylor's death.

SurveyMonkey poll: Trump's Ohio bet

Data: SurveyMonkey survey of 3,092 Ohio voters, Sept. 1-25, 2020; Note: COVID-19 was a write-in option; Chart: Axios Visuals

President Trump leads Joe Biden 51%-47% among likely Ohio voters overall — but he holds a whopping 74%-24% lead with those who say a flagging economy and job concerns are their top issue, according to new SurveyMonkey-Tableau data for Axios.

Why it matters: Ohioans are more worried about their jobs than the coronavirus — and that's President Trump's best chance to cling to a narrow lead in this state he won handily in 2016.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. ET: 33,224,222 — Total deaths: 999,298 — Total recoveries: 22,975,298Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. ET: 7,134,874 — Total deaths: 204,905 — Total recoveries: 2,766,280 — Total tests: 101,308,599Map.
  3. States: Cuomo extends New York moratorium on evictions until 2021.
  4. Business: Companies are still holding back earnings guidance.
  5. Health: Trump announces plan to distribute 150 million rapid tests —The childless vaccine.
  6. World: India the second country after U.S. to hit 6 million cases.