Broadband ExpansionOctober 14, 2022
Spectrum Begins Broadband Network Expansion Project in Boyle County, Kentucky
Network Buildout is Part of Spectrum’s $5 Billion, Multiyear Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) Investment in Rural Broadband
Buildout to Reach 2,600 Homes and Small Businesses in Boyle County
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Spectrum today announced construction is underway on fiber-optic network expansion projects that will bring gigabit broadband and other Spectrum services to more thank 2,600 homes and small businesses in Boyle County, Kentucky. Spectrum services are expected to be available to residents and small business owners in Boyle County at an event today in Gravel Switch, Ky.
The buildout is part of Spectrum’s approximately $5 billion investment in unserved rural areas, which includes more than $1 billion won in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) auction. The company’s RDOF expansion will provide broadband access to approximately 1 million customer locations as estimated by the FCC across 24 states in the coming years.
Additional support for the projects comes from the Kentucky’s Better Internet Program which includes a more than $203 million investment to expand reliable and affordable high-speed internet to more than 34,000 Kentucky families and businesses.
“Broadband is a vital resource for work, learning and personal connection,” said Dwight Buchanon, Vice President, Construction FO Rural Build. “Leveraging resources won in the RDOF auction, we’re building a high-speed, high-capacity network that will bring gigabit internet to thousands of homes and small businesses in Boyle County — an investment that will ensure families and businesses can participate fully in the digital world, now and well into the future.”
U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie says today’s announcement is an important step in fulfilling one of his key priorities.
“As more Americans learn, work, and receive health care using broadband, closing the digital divide becomes increasingly important for communities in my district and is a priority of mine as a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Communications and Technology Subcommittee. Charter Communications’ broadband expansion announcement in Boyle County is a success story of the federal government, the state government, and a private partner working together to deliver this critical infrastructure. I am excited about the benefits that this broadband expansion will bring Boyle County residents and look forward to working with the community as the project is implemented,” Guthrie said.
Boyle County Judge Executive Howard Hunt believes today’s announcement will go a long way to get essential broadband service to county residents and small businesses who have been eagerly waiting for it.
“Boyle County’s rural families and small businesses have much to celebrate today as we announce the start of an exciting partnership with Charter to bring high-speed fiber access to unserved and underserved residents. Internet access is the first step in closing our digital divide, and these projects will unlock so many opportunities for our Boyle County communities."
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, 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.