LOS ANGELES — Spectrum today announced the completion of a network expansion that will bring gigabit broadband to nearly 700 homes and small businesses in the Los Angeles County community of Val Verde. The $1.6 million project comprises more than 10 miles of network construction and was funded entirely by Charter Communications, Inc., which operates the Spectrum brand of connectivity products and services.
“This investment will help close the digital divide in Val Verde and bring gigabit broadband connectivity to previously unserved families and small businesses,” said Shannon Atkinson, West Regional Vice President of Field Operations at Charter. “We commend Supervisor Barger and her team for working earnestly with us to bring residents access to high-speed, reliable internet.”
Residents and businesses in the newly connected area will now have access to broadband speeds of up to 1 Gbps, money-saving mobile options and Spectrum’s wide range of video entertainment packages. This network expansion project is part of Charter's ongoing collaboration with various counties as the company continues to improve connectivity in rural and underserved areas.
"This collaboration has been focused on delivering reliable broadband services to underserved parts of unincorporated L.A. County,” said Fifth District Supervisor Kathryn Barger. “I appreciate the various partnerships – like this one by the Charter Spectrum team – that are working to bring improvements to the communities I represent, especially the rural ones. Internet access and connectivity are no longer ‘nice to have’ tools. They’re indispensable connectors in this modern age. No one should be left out.”
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 and small business customers, with 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.
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 December 2023.
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 the Xumo Stream Box, iOS and Android mobile devices, Xbox One, Kindle Fire, Samsung Smart TVs, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Xumo TVs and PCs.
* Based on year end 2022 subscriber data among top 3 carriers.
** iOS (App Store) and Android (Google Play) average ratings as of Oct. 1, 2023. Apps must have at least 150k reviews through combination of iOS & Android store reviews as of Oct. 1, 2023.
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 corporate.charter.com.