Investment and Partnership with Wisconsin’s Broadband Expansion Grant Program Brings High-Speed Broadband to more than 320 home sites and businesses in Lincoln County
WAUSAU, Wis. (July 22, 2020) – Charter Communications, Inc. today announced completion of a nearly $750,000 broadband construction project to bring its advanced fiber-optic network and full suite of services to more than 320 residential and business sites in the Town of King, a rural Lincoln County community.
“We are proud to bring our advanced Spectrum services to more residents across northern Wisconsin and expand access to broadband in the Town of King,” said Pete Hall, Charter’s Regional Vice President. “Charter has a long-standing history of investing in our networks to better serve our customers, and that investment strategy enables us to deliver fast and reliable broadband speeds to more people in more places.”
Following completion of this construction project, more than 320 residential consumers, businesses and potential home sites in the Town of King now have access to the company’s full suite of Spectrum Internet®, Spectrum TV®, Spectrum Voice®, and Spectrum Mobile™ services. Spectrum Internet offers starting speeds of 200 Mbps and connections up to 1 gigabit per second — with no modem fees, data caps or contracts.
“The Broadband Expansion grant awarded to Charter and the Town of King is an important step towards increasing economic expansion in the heart of the Northwoods and we’re fortunate this project was completed in time to support the needs of residents during the pandemic,” said Congressman Tom Tiffany.
“Where you live shouldn’t diminish your opportunity in today’s digital society, and thanks to this project more Lincoln County residents have access to reliable high-speed broadband for schooling, work or staying connected with family and friends,” said state Representative Mary Felzkowski.
“Charter is appreciative to the Governor, Legislature and PSC for making the funds available to continue expanding broadband in the state through the Wisconsin grant program,” said Gary Underwood, vice president of state government affairs. “Working together on strong regulatory and fiscal broadband policy will support and encourage this continued investment.”
Charter is continually extending its high-speed network to additional residential and business locations, as part of a commitment to expand access to broadband to unserved and underserved communities throughout its 41-state service area. The latest round of grants from Wisconsin’s Broadband Expansion Grant Program was announced in March 2020 and Charter was awarded nine broadband grants to pursue similar network expansion projects across Wisconsin.
Charter’s expansion to the Town of King builds upon the connection to 31,000 additional homes and businesses across Wisconsin in 2019. Charter has an extensive Wisconsin coverage area; serving customers in more than 475 communities, many of which are rural. The company employs more than 3,800 employees in the state, and has office locations throughout the state, including call centers in Milwaukee, Fond du Lac and Appleton.