Spectrum to Begin Construction on Broadband Network Expansion in Jackson County, Oregon
Network Buildout is Part of Spectrum’s $5 Billion, Multiyear Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) Investment in Rural Broadband
MEDFORD, Ore. — Spectrum today announced construction will soon be underway on a fiber-optic network expansion project that will bring Spectrum Internet, Mobile, TV and Voice services to more than 4,000 homes and small businesses in Jackson County. Spectrum’s upcoming fiber-optic network buildout in Jackson County is part of the company’s approximately $5 billion investment in unserved rural communities, which includes $1.2 billion won in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 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.
Spectrum Internet Gig, with download speeds of 1 Gbps, will be available throughout the buildout area. Spectrum Internet offers starting speeds of 300 Mbps, with Spectrum Internet Ultra providing download speeds of 500 Mbps. For small and medium-sized businesses, Spectrum Business Internet offers download speeds of 300 Mbps, 600 Mbps and 1 Gbps. 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.
“Broadband is a vital resource for work, learning and personal connection,” said Spectrum Group Vice President Keri Askew Bailey. “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 Jackson County — an investment that will ensure families and businesses can participate fully in the digital world, now and well into the future.”
Representative Pam Marsh joined Spectrum representatives and members of the community this afternoon to celebrate the upcoming construction of this network buildout at a community ice cream social at the Applegate River Lodge located at 15100 OR-238 in Applegate.
“Individuals and families who lacked access to broadband over the past two years missed out on public appointments, remote work opportunities, online learning, digital grocery deliveries, live-streamed religious services and much more,” said Representative Pam Marsh. “Spectrum’s network expansion will bring high-speed internet access and the benefits of connectivity to many of these families.”
Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Internet Service Provider for Rural Areas in its 2021-22 ratings, 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. And all Spectrum Internet plans have no data caps, modem fees or contracts.
“Our mission is to build community vitality throughout the Applegate Valley, and access to reliable high- speed internet has become an essential part of connecting our communities and with the outside world,” said Seth Kaplan, Executive Director, A Greater Applegate. “Spectrum’s network expansion through the RDOF program will bring opportunities to families and small businesses throughout the Valley.”
Spectrum MobileTM is available exclusively to Spectrum Internet customers. Combining 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 at great value, including access to nationwide 5G. Customers can bring their own phone or choose from among the latest mobile devices and accessories.
Spectrum TV® brings extensive programming lineups to the area, with hundreds of HD channels and access to thousands of 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. Spectrum TV customers also have exclusive access to Spectrum Originals, a premier destination for premium original series, available on-demand and ad-free.
Home phone service through Spectrum Voice® provides unlimited calling in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico; up to 28 popular calling features, including Call Guard, which helps block unwanted robocalls; and no added phone taxes or fees.
* 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.
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.