Spectrum launches gigabit broadband, cellular, television and voice services in western North Carolina

Network Buildout is part of Spectrum’s $5 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) investment in rural broadband

ASHEVILLE, NC – Spectrum today announced the launch of Spectrum’s Internet, mobile, TV and voice services to more than 1,000 homes and small businesses in western North Carolina. Spectrum’s newly built fiber optic network rollout in Henderson, Polk and Buncombe counties is part of the company’s approximately $5 billion investment in underserved rural communities, including more than $1 billion raised in Federal Communications’ RDOF auction Commission (FCC) were won. The company’s RDOF expansion will provide broadband access to approximately 1 million customer locations in 24 states over the coming years, as estimated by the FCC.

“Through RDOF, Spectrum is making a multi-year investment to extend gigabit broadband networks to underserved communities across America,” said Craig Loden, vice president of construction, who leads Spectrum’s RDOF expansions in North Carolina. “Our commitment makes it possible to provide the high-quality broadband, mobile, television and voice services that are now available in Henderson, Polk and Buncombe counties. We offer residents and small businesses excellent connectivity at extremely competitive prices, backed by an organization dedicated to craftsmanship and service.”

Broadband speeds of up to 1Gbps, plus money-saving mobile options and 85,000 on-demand options

Spectrum offers customers a premium suite of products, highlighted by Spectrum Internet plans with speeds up to 1 Gbps for residential and small business customers, starting speeds of 300 Mbps, and no modem fees, data caps, or contracts. Spectrum Business Internet offers download speeds of 300 Mbps, 600 Mbps, and 1 Gbps.

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“Access to reliable, high-speed Internet is critical for businesses to grow and for our communities to stay strong,” said Senator Timothy Moffitt. “Spectrum’s work to expand its network in Henderson County will help meet that goal and strengthen communities across the county for future growth.”

Spectrum Internet has been ranked consecutively as one of the top ISPs by US News & World Report and also received the highest rating among the best rural ISPs. Spectrum Internet also surpassed advertised download and upload speeds for all measured levels, even during peak weekday usage between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m .

Spectrum was also a participant on day one of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides eligible families in financial need with high-quality, high-speed Internet service at a low — or even free — cost. All Spectrum Internet plans are eligible for ACP credits.

In addition to multiple broadband options, Spectrum services also include Spectrum TV® and Spectrum Mobile™.

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 offers customers the highest quality experience, including access to nationwide 5G, at an affordable price (two or more lines starting at $29.99 per month, customers save up to $1,000 per year**). Spectrum TV offers more than 200 HD channels and access to 85,000 movies and shows on demand. The Spectrum TV App allows viewers to 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, XClass TVs and PCs.

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More homes and businesses in rural western North Carolina will be connected in the coming months through Spectrum’s RDOF expansion.

Residents and business owners should visit Spectrumexpansion.com to learn more about when they may be able to receive Spectrum services.

* Fastest overall speeds based on Global Wireless Solutions combined speed test results for cellular and WiFi speeds in the spectrum service area where WiFi is available. Cellular speeds vary by location.

** Savings based on 2-line comparison of unlimited plans of major national carriers as of 09/2021; Prepaid excluded; Data usage limits vary by provider. 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. Through an advanced communications network, the company offers a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art personal and business services, including Spectrum Internet®, TV, Mobile and Voice.

For small and medium-sized businesses, Spectrum Business® offers the same suite of broadband products and services coupled with specialized productivity-enhancing features and applications, while for larger businesses and government agencies, Spectrum Enterprise provides highly customized, fiber-optic-based solutions. Spectrum Reach® delivers tailored advertising and production for today’s media landscape. The company also distributes award-winning news coverage and sports programming to its customers through Spectrum Networks. For more information about charters, visit corporate.charter.com.

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