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Broadband ExpansionJanuary 13, 2023

Spectrum Awarded Indiana Next Level Connections Grants

Indiana Awards Spectrum $24.1 Million to Buildout More Than 5,420 Currently Unserved Homes and Small Businesses Across 18 Rural Indiana Counties with Gigabit Broadband, Starting Speeds of 300 Mbps

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    INDIANAPOLIS — Spectrum today announced it has been awarded $24.1 million in Indiana Next Level Connections Grants to bring gigabit high-speed internet access to approximately 5,422 unserved homes and small businesses in Indiana. The company received the largest number of round three grants, and is working through other similar programs to expand fiber-optic broadband infrastructure to areas of the state that currently lack access to high-speed connections.

    Spectrum has committed to invest more than $20 million to extend its broadband network in the area. Overall, Spectrum was awarded $24.1 million in the third round of the Indiana Next Level Connections grants, which will help connect more than 5,420 homes and small businesses in 18 Indiana counties.

    Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch said today’s announcement is an important step to get essential broadband service to rural and unserved parts of the state.

    “The Next Level Connections program is helping bring high-speed connectivity to unserved Hoosiers across the state. Charter is already expanding its network here in Indiana and bringing high-speed internet to more families and small businesses that need reliable access to connect, learn, work and access essential services. We’re thankful for their continued partnership.”

    The Indiana Next Level Connections grants build upon Spectrum’s capability as one of Indiana’s largest provider of broadband service to rural Indiana, and Spectrum employs more than 450 state residents.

    “Public-private partnerships are a vital strategy for connecting unserved communities,” said Tom Yates, Vice President, Construction FO Rural Build. “Through Indiana Next Level Connections, Spectrum will join with Indiana to bring gigabit broadband and more to thousands of families and small businesses — leveraging our capability as the state’s largest broadband provider to further close the digital divide.”

    Spectrum Internet® has been consecutively ranked as one of the best internet service providers by U.S. News & World Report, and also earned the highest rating among the Best Internet Service Providers for Rural Areas, underscoring our ongoing commitment to connecting more communities from coast to coast. Spectrum Internet 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 December 2021. And all Spectrum Internet plans have no data caps, modem fees or contracts.

    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 customers and small business clients, 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.

    Along with multiple broadband options, Spectrum services will also include Spectrum TV® and Spectrum Mobile in these new service areas.

    Spectrum Mobile, available exclusively to Spectrum Internet customers, combines the fastest overall speeds* with the best devices and a choice of Unlimited or By the Gig data plans. Spectrum Mobile provides customers the highest-quality experience, including access to nationwide 5G, at great value, (two or more lines starting at 29.99, saving customers up to $1,000 a year. And Spectrum TV offers more than 200 HD channels and access to 85,000 On Demand movies and shows. Using the Spectrum TV App, 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 and PCs.

    * Fastest Overall Speeds claim based on Global Wireless Solutions’ combined cellular and WiFi speed test results in Spectrum service area where WiFi is available. Cellular speeds vary by location.

    ** Savings based on 2-line comparison of unlimited plans among major national carriers as of 09/2021; prepaid excluded; data usage limits vary by carrier. Spectrum Internet required. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply.

    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 corporate.charter.com.

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