MADISON, Ind. — 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 Jefferson County, Indiana. The announcement was made at an event in Madison today where the company and elected officials highlighted the many benefits of Spectrum’s network expansion projects throughout the area.
The construction phase of the Jefferson County project will begin in June 2023. Once complete, more than 1,400 homes and small businesses covering 170 miles 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 Indiana’s Next Level Connections Grant,” said Heather Day, Vice President, Field Operations, Spectrum. “Our investment is making it possible to deliver the high-value broadband, mobile, TV and voice services which will soon be available in Jefferson County. We are providing local residents and small businesses superior connectivity at highly competitive prices, backed by a team of skilled local technicians and U.S.-based customer service.”
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 1 million customer locations as estimated by the FCC across 24 states in the coming years.
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.
U.S. Rep. Erin Houchin is an avid supporter of broadband expansion to rural areas in Indiana and says today’s announcement is the result public and private cooperation.
“Through my work championing the next level connections program in the statehouse, improving broadband access in rural communities is one of my top priorities as a lawmaker in Congress. Charter’s investment and commitment to reaching unserved areas in Jefferson County will help our state be connected to the global economy. I will always work to support improved access to affordable and efficient broadband services for Hoosiers.”
Broadband is an integral service that residents and small businesses need to thrive in the digital world according to Indiana State Sen. Chip Perfect.
"Broadband access is necessary to improve Indiana's quality of life and business environment," he said. "I'm pleased to see our local communities receive this support, as it will provide Hoosiers with reliable access to telemedicine, virtual learning, e-commerce and much more."
Providing residence and small businesses in rural parts of the county with high-quality broadband will have a positive impact on education, economic development, and the area’s future according to City of Madison Mayor Bob Courtney.
“As Mayor, I praise Charter’s investment here in the city of Madison and their role in supporting our mission to bridge the digital divide and bring even more members of our community into the 21st century. In connecting more residents to reliable broadband, we will increase educational opportunities for students, the growth of small businesses, and the overall wellbeing of our residents.”
Jefferson County Commissioner Robert Little appreciates the steps Charter is taking to expand service to those you have had to do without.
"Partnerships such as the one with Indiana and Charter will ensure that communities like Jefferson County are not left behind in the digital age. Charter’s commitment to bringing high-speed broadband to these areas is commendable and I am pleased to have them as a partner.”
In addition to the broadband expansion announcement, Spectrum provided the United Way of Jefferson County with a $1,500 donation to support the non-profit’s digital education programs.
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.