Skip to main content
Spectrum technician splicing fiber strands

Broadband ExpansionJuly 20, 2023

Spectrum Celebrates the Launch of Gigabit Broadband, Mobile, TV and Voice Services in Pleasant Hill, Tennessee

More than 28 Miles of Fiber Network Now Active as Result of Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) Program

Share Article:

PLEASANT HILL, Tenn. — Spectrum representatives joined Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton, state Sen. Paul Bailey, Pleasant Hill Mayor Don Dowdey, business owners and community members to celebrate the launch of Spectrum Internet®, Mobile, TV and Voice services now available to homes and small businesses in Pleasant Hill. Spectrum’s newly constructed fiber-optic network buildout is part of the company’s approximately $5 billion RDOF-related investment in unserved rural communities, which includes approximately $1 billion won in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) RDOF auction. 

“Pleasant Hill is an incredible example of how the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund program is providing more Tennesseans with the opportunity to get connected to high-speed broadband services,” said Speaker Sexton. “We appreciate Spectrum’s commitment to this effective public-private partnership and their efforts in helping close the digital divide across our state.”

“Partnerships are a vital strategy for connecting the unserved,” said Sen. Bailey.  “Today we celebrate the RDOF success story that is the rural community of Pleasant Hill where residents and business owners now have internet available.” 

Spectrum constructed more than 28 miles of fiber-optic network to bring broadband to residents and small businesses in Pleasant Hill, unlocking education, healthcare and other economic development opportunities.

A ribbon-cutting was held at the Pleasant Hill Town Hall with Spectrum, commemorating the activation and the growth that has begun in the area.

“The opportunities are immeasurable,” said Mayor Dowdey. “Our children can now complete schoolwork online, our seniors can do virtual visits with their healthcare providers, our town can conduct business and local entrepreneurs can thrive - all made possible with Spectrum’s connectivity.”

Following the ribbon cutting, participants were invited to view Spectrum’s trucks and equipment on display.  The group also paid a visit to Sunrise Dairy, a local creamery that uses connectivity for dairy product sales and milk delivery orders, and highlighted the Climavision radar site, which sits atop the West Cumberland Utility District water tower and provides advance warning of severe weather. 

“Spectrum enabled us to provide a critical service to the people of eastern Tennessee. Without their high-speed connectivity, we could not have installed our radar and closed the low-level data void in the area, said Chris Goode, co-founder and CEO of Climavision. “With the necessary connection in place, we were able to get data turned on immediately and ultimately capture a tornado on June 11 that went undetected by the nearest government NEXRAD radar. Now that the radar is gathering live data, we can put life-saving tools in the hands of public safety officials for more informed decision-making.”

Spectrum’s RDOF expansion includes nearly 80,000 customer locations in Tennessee. 

“Our employees have worked hard to bring a vital service to Pleasant Hill,” said Thom Tyrrell, Spectrum Area Vice President. “We remain committed to rural expansion and providing these communities superior connectivity at highly competitive prices, backed by a team of skilled local technicians and U.S.-based customer service.”

Local residents and business owners should visit to learn more about when their home or business may be able to receive Spectrum services.

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

Media Contact

Patti Michel