WILMINGTON, Ohio — Spectrum today announced it will soon launch Spectrum Internet, Mobile, TV and Voice services to homes and small businesses in rural and previously unserved parts of Clinton County, Ohio. The announcement was made at an event in Wilmington today where the company, community leaders and elected officials highlighted the many benefits of Spectrum’s network expansion projects throughout the area.
Spectrum is taking significant steps to close the digital divide in Clinton County through two major projects. The first is the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF). Construction began in January 2022 and will bring broadband services to more than 2,000 locations. Activations for this project are 85% complete and work continues. The second project announced today is a local agreement with Clinton County which will further expand broadband services to an additional 3,000 locations, an $18+ million investment from Spectrum and Clinton County.
Once completed, more than 5,000 homes and small businesses across all thirteen townships within the county will have access to broadband and other services for the first time. “Spectrum is bringing gigabit broadband to unserved communities across America through RDOF and other state and local programs such as our agreement with Clinton County,” said Jeff Gehrig, Regional Vice President of Operations. “Our investment is making it possible to deliver the high-value broadband, mobile, TV and voice services which is already available in parts of Clinton 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.”
He also thanked Clinton County Commissioners Mike McCarty, Kerry Steed and Brenda Woods for their efforts to create the Clinton County Grant which will augment the work Spectrum is already doing in rural parts of the county.
U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup says the commitment by Clinton Count and Spectrum is vital to the growth and prosperity in the region.
“I am pleased that the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund and Spectrum were able to help with the needed expansion of rural broadband in Southwestern Ohio, helping to connect over 5,000 small businesses and homes. Our students, seniors, and businesses rely on the power of fast and affordable internet for education, connection, and growth. This expansion will help grow the capabilities of our communities, he said.”
Spectrum’s newly constructed fiber-optic network buildout in the county is part of the company’s approximately $5 billion RDOF-related investment in unserved rural communities, which includes $1 billion won in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) RDOF auction. The company’s RDOF expansion will provide broadband access to approximately one million customer locations as estimated by the FCC across 24 states in the coming years.
Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dessie Rogers is pleased to see leaders from Clinton County recognize the need and take action to supplement the broadband expansion Spectrum is already doing in rural parts of the county which will help bridge the digital divide.
“We have been working diligently with employers and service providers to increase broadband accessibility throughout our region, and we’re excited to celebrate Spectrum’s recent RDOF expansion and collaborative investment with Clinton County to bring high-speed, reliable internet connectivity to our communities, she said.”
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 delivers the fastest internet and WiFi download speeds in the nation*, and 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 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 spectrumruralexpansion.com to learn more about when their home or business may be able to receive Spectrum services.
* Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data U.S. median fixed download speeds for Q1 2023. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.
** Based on year end 2022 subscriber data among top 3 carriers.
***iOS (App Store) and Android (Google Play) average ratings as of April 1, 2023. Apps must have at least 150k reviews through combination of iOS & Android store reviews as of April 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.