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Broadband ExpansionSeptember 11, 2023

Spectrum Awarded State Broadband Grant for Garrard County, Kentucky

Buildout to Connect Nearly 800 Homes and Small Businesses to Gigabit Broadband with Starting Speeds of 300 Mbps

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — During a presentation at the Garrard County Fiscal Court, Spectrum joined Kentucky House Speaker Pro Tempore David Meade and County Judge-Executive Chris Elleman in announcing an $8.8 million project that will bring gigabit speed broadband access to nearly 800 homes and small businesses in the county. Funding for the project includes more than $5.1 million from Spectrum, which will be matched with more than $3.7 million from the state’s Broadband Deployment Fund.

“This is incredible news for Garrard County, particularly for those folks who live or work in the almost 800 homes and businesses that will soon be able to access high speed internet as a result of this project,” said Speaker Meade. “I’m proud of the legislature’s work and honored to see the results right here in my district. We created the Broadband Deployment Fund with the specific intent of making sure we take advantage of every opportunity to deliver broadband to rural Kentucky and I appreciate Spectrum’s commitment to matching state dollars with their own $5 million investment.”

Spectrum is Kentucky’s largest broadband provider, serving nearly 800,000 customers and employing more than 3,200 residents in the Commonwealth.

“Spectrum is bringing gigabit broadband to unserved communities across America through RDOF and other state and local programs such as our agreement with Garrard County,” said Jeff Gehrig, Regional Vice President. “Our investment is making it possible to deliver the high-value broadband, mobile, TV and voice services which is already available in parts of Garrard County. We are providing residents and small businesses superior connectivity at highly competitive prices, backed by a team of skilled local technicians and U.S.-based customer service.”

Garrard County Judge Executive Chris Elleman said the cooperation Congressman Meade, Spectrum and the County displayed throughout the process made today’s announcement possible.

"This was one of the highest priorities on my list as Judge, and it couldn't have been accomplished without the work/investment of Spectrum and Speaker Meade,” he said. “I can't thank Spectrum and the Representative enough for their commitment and dedication to this important step forward for our community." 

Broadband Speeds up to 1 Gbps, Plus Money-Saving Mobile Options and 85,000 On Demand Choices

Spectrum Internet delivers speeds up to 1 Gbps and Advanced WiFi for both residential customers and small business clients, featuring starting speeds of 300 Mbps, with no modem fees, data caps or contracts. Spectrum Business Internet offers its clients plans with starting download speeds of 300 Mbps, with 600 Mbps and 1 Gbps options.

Spectrum Internet exceeds 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 January 2023.

Spectrum also was 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, and because customers are not locked into a contract, families can always choose the right broadband plan to meet their changing needs.

Along with multiple broadband options, Spectrum services now available also include Spectrum Mobile and Spectrum TV®. Spectrum Mobile is the nation’s fastest-growing mobile provider* and combines with Spectrum Internet and Advanced Home WiFi to provide seamless connectivity inside and outside the home. Spectrum Mobile provides customers access to nationwide 5G at great value, with Unlimited lines starting at $29.99 a month, as well as By the Gig options.

Spectrum TV offers more than 270 HD channels and access to 85,000 On Demand movies and shows. Using the Spectrum TV App — the highest-rated pay TV streaming app in the U.S.** — 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, XUMO TVs and PCs.

Local residents and business owners should visit to learn more about when their home or business may be able to receive Spectrum services.

* Based on year end 2022 subscriber data among top 3 carriers.

**iOS (App Store) and Android (Google Play) average ratings as of June 1, 2023. Apps must have at least 150k reviews through combination of iOS & Android store reviews as of June 1, 2023.

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 and sports programming to its customers through Spectrum Networks. More information about Charter can be found at

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