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Broadband ExpansionMarch 22, 2024

Spectrum to Expand Broadband Network in Norway, South Carolina

Main Street Grant Program to Bring Gigabit Broadband to More Than 530 Homes and Small Businesses in Norway, South Carolina.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Spectrum, the #1 rural internet provider in the nation*, will join the Town of Norway and the South Carolina Broadband Office for a kickoff event on Friday, March 22 at 3 p.m. to announce a fiber-optic network expansion project that will bring gigabit broadband and other Spectrum services to more than 530 homes and small businesses in Norway.

Combined with the Capital Projects Fund (CPF) grant of $940,500, total project investment for the Main Street grant program, including $1.2 million from Spectrum, is $2.2 million.

“The South Carolina Legislature has shown tremendous leadership in embracing public-private partnerships as a vital strategy for connecting unserved communities,” said Marva Johnson, Group Vice President of State Government Affairs at Charter Communications, Inc., which operates the Spectrum brand of connectivity products and services. “Through the Capital Projects Fund (CPF), Spectrum joins with state and local offices to bring gigabit broadband and more to hundreds of families and small businesses. We also thank the Town of Norway for its leadership to this Main Street grant program to support its residents that are currently without broadband - this commitment will make a meaningful difference in their community.”

Broadband Speeds up to 1 Gbps, Money-Saving Mobile Options and 85,000 free 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.

“Eliminating the South Carolina Main Street digital divide is a primary goal of our broadband investments in South Carolina,” said Jim Stritzinger, Director of the SC Broadband Office. “We are extremely proud of this investment in Norway, which will bring fiber to unserved/underserved homes and be completed by Christmas 2024! We look forward to the possibilities that connectivity will bring to the area as the project unfolds.”

Additionally, Spectrum will make available a Spectrum WiFi access point, which will be open to all users for one year. Spectrum will also award a $25,000 Spectrum Digital Education grant to a future nonprofit partner in the area. The grant is part of Spectrum’s six-year, $8 million commitment to promote digital education and broadband technology in communities across the country.

“Expanding broadband into rural communities is one of the most important things we can do to grow our economy,” said Lynn Garrick, Mayor of Norway. “Spectrum is doing just that in Norway. I applaud Spectrum for their commitment to bridge the digital divide, so everyone has access to the information and tools they need to succeed in today’s environment.”

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.

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 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 free 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 Xumo Stream Box, Xumo TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Apple TV, Kindle Fire, Xbox, Windows, macOS and Chromecast.

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 Q4 2023 subscriber data among top 3 carriers.

*** iOS (App Store) and Android (Google Play) average ratings as of Feb. 1, 2024. Apps must have at least 150k reviews through combination of iOS & Android store reviews as of Feb. 1, 2024.

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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