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Broadband ExpansionFebruary 14, 2024

Spectrum Launches Gigabit Broadband, Mobile, TV and Voice Services in McMinn, Bradley and Polk Counties, Tennessee

Spectrum Internet® with Starting Speeds of 300 Mbps Now Available to More Than 2,400 Homes and Small Businesses

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Spectrum, the #1 rural internet provider in the nation*, today announced the launch of Spectrum Internet, Mobile, TV and Voice services to more than 2,400 homes and small businesses in rural and previously unserved parts of McMinn, Bradley and Polk Counties, Tennessee. 

Activation of new services is made possible by two major projects and Spectrum’s investment.  The first is the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF). Spectrum’s RDOF expansion will provide broadband access to 1.3 million customer locations across 24 states in the coming years. The second is state grants awarded through the Tennessee Emergency Broadband Fund – American Rescue Plan (TEBF-ARP) program.

“Our investment is making it possible to deliver the high-value broadband, mobile, TV and voice services now available in McMinn, Bradley and Polk Counties,” said Craig Loden, Vice President, leading Spectrum’s rural construction in Tennessee. “We are providing local residents and small businesses superior connectivity at highly competitive prices, backed by a team of skilled local technicians and 100% U.S.-based customer service.”

"Access to reliable, quick, and affordable internet is essential to businesses, entrepreneurs, educators and students,” said U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann. “Since I came to Congress, one of my highest priorities has been working with public-private partners to expand broadband so every East Tennessean can access the internet, which is a critical necessity. I thank the FCC and Spectrum for bringing broadband services to more than 2,400 previously unserved locations in Bradley, McMinn and Polk counties. As East Tennessee’s Congressman, I promise to continue working with stakeholders throughout government and great partners like Spectrum to continue expanding broadband access.”

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 residential and small business customers, featuring starting speeds of 300 Mbps, with no modem fees, data caps or contracts. Spectrum Business Internet offers customers 1 Gbps download speeds, with 300 Mbps and 600 Mbps options. The company has also begun a network evolution that will provide gigabit upstream speeds and multiple gigabit download speeds across its entire 41-state service area.

“Spectrum has been a great partner for our rural communities,” said state Rep. Mark Cochran. “Access to their services will enhance the lives of many citizens in outlying, underserved areas.” 

Spectrum Internet 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 January 2023.

“Tennessee’s District 22 families and businesses have long-awaited 100% broadband access,” said state Rep. Dan Howell. “Spectrum’s network expansion through the federal RDOF program is helping bring us closer to closing the digital divide once and for all.”

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 December 2022 FCC Broadband Data Collection locations.

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

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