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Broadband ExpansionAugust 26, 2022

Spectrum Celebrates its State-of-the-Art Broadband Network Expansion in Vilas County, Wisconsin

Nearly 700 Homes and Businesses to Have Access to High-Speed Broadband as Part of Spectrum’s Public-Private Investment with the State of Wisconsin Broadband Expansion Grant Program

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    EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — Spectrum joined state Sen. Mary Felzkowski, state Rep. Rob Swearingen and community leaders today in Eagle River to celebrate a fiber-optic network buildout that will ultimately bring gigabit broadband and other Spectrum services to nearly 700 homes and small businesses in the Eagle River and outlying area, following completion of a $1.1 million public-private network expansion project.

    As part of Wisconsin’s Broadband Expansion Grant Program, Spectrum was awarded approximately $130,000 in funds to expand services to nearly 700 homes in the Silver Lake and Deerskin Lake areas. Spectrum made a significant private investment of nearly $1 million into the project.

    “Wisconsin’s Broadband Expansion Grant program is great tool to help us partner with local municipalities such as the Town of Lincoln and Town of Washington to expand broadband access to their residents,” said Adam Raschka, Sr. Director of State Government Affairs for Spectrum. “This grant awarded to Spectrum for the Eagle River area means that nearly 700 unserved homes and business will have access to high-speed broadband connections to succeed in today’s digital society.”

    As part of a ceremonial ribbon cutting, Spectrum representatives, along with Sen. Felzkowski, Rep. Swearingen and leaders from the towns of Lincoln and Washington celebrated the expansion project and discussed the importance of bringing high-speed broadband to unserved areas across Wisconsin’s northwoods.

    “The state broadband expansion grants are bringing high-speed connectivity to Wisconsin’s rural communities and we are elated,” said Sen. Felzkowski. “Spectrum’s latest network expansion will connect more Wisconsinites and open doors for new opportunities in work, education, and health care for these families and small businesses.”

    Spectrum’s high-bandwidth, low-latency network means local residents now have access to gigabit speeds with Spectrum Internet, which includes starting internet speeds of 300 Mbps with no modem fees, data caps or contracts. Spectrum Internet Ultra, which features download speeds up to 500 Mbps, is also available to residential customers. For small and medium-sized businesses, Spectrum Business® offers gigabit connections, with starting speeds of 300 Mbps and a 600 Mbps option.

    "The Town of Washington has partnered with Spectrum to increase the high speed internet coverage to additional areas within the Town.  We are excited that Spectrum has chosen to expand coverage to our residents in the Town of Washington," said Jim Egan, Town of Washington Chairperson.

    “The arrival of Spectrum services in the Town of Lincoln will help residential customers to learn or work remotely, making this area a year-round destination that offers the same amenities as bigger cities,” said Bill Marshall, Chair for the Town of Lincoln Broadband Committee.

    Most construction completed earlier this summer and customers are currently signing up for Spectrum’s full suite of services.

    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, underscoring our ongoing commitment to connecting more communities from coast to coast. 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.

    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, saving customers up to $1,000 a year**). And 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 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.

    About Spectrum

    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, sports and high-quality original programming to its customers through Spectrum Networks and Spectrum Originals. More information about Charter can be found at corporate.charter.com.

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