RED HOOK, N.Y. — Charter Communications, Inc. has announced the completion of an additional 3.1 miles of network connectivity for residents and small businesses in Red Hook, N.Y. This project will immediately provide broadband connection for 35 homes on Lasher and Moores Roads, meeting the connectivity needs of the community. The project, which cost just over $141,000, was fully funded by Charter.
"This investment will help close the digital divide in the Town of Red Hook and will bring gigabit broadband connectivity to these residents," said Mark Fitchett, Regional Vice President of Operations at Charter, which operates under the Spectrum brand. "Charter remains committed to extending its network to underserved areas, allowing residents to access reliable and high-speed internet for entertainment, remote work, telehealth, and other vital functions."
Residents and businesses in the newly connected area will now have access to broadband speeds of up to 1 Gbps, along with money-saving mobile options and a wide selection of 85,000 On Demand choices. This project is part of Charter's ongoing collaboration with various counties in New York State, as the company continues to improve connectivity in rural areas.
“Red Hook has worked diligently to partner with Spectrum to provide reliable internet services to previously underserved parts of the community,” said Red Hook Town Supervisor Robert McKeon. “Working collaboratively over the last few years, we’re very close to ensuring that all of our homeowners and businesses have this as an option.”
The project took about eight months to complete, following pole permitting and work with local utility company. The partnership with Red Hook is in line with Spectrum's ongoing collaboration with various Counties in the State, aimed at connecting residents of New York. Notably, Spectrum has already partnered with Greene County and other neighboring areas, as part of their extensive initiative to connect over unserved households throughout the state.
Senator Michelle Hinchey said, "In today's world, internet access is a necessity, and it is our collective responsibility, shared by our state, towns, and internet service providers, to ensure that this needed service is brought to rural communities that have been left behind. Charter's investment in the Town of Red Hook represents a significant milestone in expanding local broadband connectivity, one that will have an immediate impact on the lives of people and families living and doing business along Lasher and Moores Roads. No matter where you choose to live, access to the internet should not be a barrier to success, and I thank Charter and the Town of Red Hook for their leadership in this endeavor.”
Homeowners, like Steven Lucash, look forward to the new connection. “Thank you, Spectrum and Red Hook, for providing reliable service at a lower price than the satellite service I only had access to, previously. Now, my wife can do her filings for her job as a nurse from home without dropped calls and service because the weather does not interrupt the signal. Spectrum’s installation workers were courteous and professional. We are happy to have the fiber optic cable they provided.”
Spectrum Internet® has been consecutively ranked as one of the best internet service providers by U.S. News & World Report, and also earned the highest rating among the Best Internet Service Providers for Rural Areas. Spectrum Internet also exceeded advertised download and upload speeds for all tiers measured — even during peak weeknight usage between 7 and 11 p.m. — according to the FCC’s most recent “Measuring Broadband America Fixed Broadband Report” issued in December 2021.
Broadband Speeds up to 1 Gbps, Plus Money-Saving Mobile Options and 85,000 On Demand Choices
Spectrum offers customers a best-in-class suite of products, highlighted by Spectrum Internet® plans with speeds up to 1 Gbps for both residential customers and small business clients, starting speeds of 300 Mbps and no modem fees, data caps or contracts. Spectrum was also a day one participant in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which makes quality, high-speed internet service available at a low — or even at no — cost to eligible families in financial need. All Spectrum Internet plans are eligible for ACP credits.
Along with multiple broadband options, Spectrum services will also include Spectrum TV® and Spectrum Mobile™. Local residents and business owners should visit spectrumruralexpansion.com to learn more about when their home or business may be able to receive Spectrum services.
Spectrum Mobile, available exclusively to Spectrum Internet customers, combines the fastest overall speeds* with the best devices and a choice of Unlimited or By the Gig data plans. Spectrum Mobile provides customers the highest-quality experience, including access to nationwide 5G, at great value (two or more lines starting at $29.99 a month, saving customers up to $1,000 a year**). Spectrum TV offers more than 200 HD channels and access to 85,000 On Demand movies and shows. Using the Spectrum TV App, viewers can stream content across a growing number of platforms, including iOS and Android mobile devices, Xbox One, Kindle Fire, Samsung Smart TVs, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, XClass TVs and PCs.
* Fastest Overall Speeds claim based on Global Wireless Solutions’ combined cellular and WiFi speed test results in Spectrum service area where WiFi is available. Cellular speeds vary by location.
** Savings based on 2-line comparison of unlimited plans among major national carriers as of 09/2021; prepaid excluded; data usage limits vary by carrier. Spectrum Internet required. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply.
Spectrum is a suite of advanced communications services offered by Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR), a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 32 million customers in 41 states. Over an advanced communications network, the company offers a full range of state-of-the-art residential and business services including Spectrum Internet®, TV, Mobile and Voice.
For small and medium-sized companies, Spectrum Business® delivers the same suite of broadband products and services coupled with special features and applications to enhance productivity, while for larger businesses and government entities, Spectrum Enterprise® provides highly customized, fiber-based solutions. Spectrum Reach® delivers tailored advertising and production for the modern media landscape. The company also distributes award-winning news coverage and sports programming to its customers through Spectrum Networks. More information about Charter can be found at corporate.charter.com.