Spectrum Launches Gigabit Broadband, Mobile, TV and Voice Services in Rural Harrison County, Indiana

Spectrum Launches Gigabit Broadband, Mobile, TV and Voice Services in Rural Harrison County, Indiana

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Spectrum Internet®, With Starting Speeds of 300 Mbps, Available Soon to Homes And Small Businesses in Previously Unserved Parts of the County

Spectrum today announced it has launched Spectrum Internet, Mobile, TV and Voice services to homes and small businesses in rural and previously unserved parts of Harrison County, Indiana. The announcement was made at an event in Corydon 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 Harrison County project started 25 months ago, and work continues. Once complete, more than 3,700 homes and small businesses will have access to Spectrum’s high-speed internet and other connectivity 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, Area Vice President. “Our investment is making it possible to deliver the high-value broadband, mobile, TV and voice services which will soon be available in Harrison County. We are providing 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 one 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 Harrison County will help our state connect to the global economy. I will always work to support improved access to affordable and efficient broadband services for Hoosiers,” she said.

Broadband is an integral service that residents and small businesses need to thrive in the digital world according to Indiana State Sen. Gary Byrne.

“Expanding rural broadband access is critical to fostering a robust economy, supporting small businesses, expanding opportunity for students, and so much more. The ability to ‘connect’ from every home and business is needed, and Spectrum’s buildouts are delivering that reliable, high-speed access to many who did not have it before,” he said.

It takes private/public partnerships to ensure that areas like Harrison County are not left behind in the digital age according to Harrison County Commissioner Brad Wiseman.

“It is exciting to see Harrison County develop in ways that keep us connected, and Spectrum’s investments here, with support from federal and state programs, are making a positive impact already. I can’t want to see what opportunities this broadband infrastructure brings for our county,” he said.

In addition to the broadband expansion announcement, Spectrum provided the Harrison County Community Foundation with a generous donation to assist the purchase of laptop computers for graduating county high school students who are going to college.

Source: Charter Communications