RANDOLPH, Wis. (Oct. 25, 2021) –Spectrum joined Wisconsin PSC Chairwoman Rebecca Cameron Valcq and state Rep. Jon Plumer today to celebrate the completion of a $1.1 million network expansion project that brings gigabit internet speeds and the full suite of Spectrum services to residential customers and small business clients in the Village of Randolph.
As part of Wisconsin’s Broadband Expansion Grant Program, Spectrum was awarded approximately $100,000 in funds to expand services to almost 775 homes in the Village of Randolph. Spectrum made a significant private investment of more than $1 million into the project.
“Wisconsin’s Broadband Expansion Grant program is a great tool to help us expand broadband access to underserved communities by supporting strong partnerships between municipalities and providers, such as Spectrum and the Village of Randolph,” said Cameron Valcq. “We’re pleased the grant awarded to Spectrum for the Village of Randolph has resulted in almost 775 homes and business having the high-speed broadband connections they need to improve the quality of their lives.”
“Wisconsin’s rural and small town communities have so much to offer, and the completion of this broadband expansion project further strengthens the Village of Randolph by providing its residents and businesses with reliable and fast broadband that is so important in today’s society,” said Plumer.
“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, group vice president of state government affairs for Spectrum. “Working together on strong regulatory and fiscal broadband policy will support and encourage this continued investment.”
Spectrum’s high-bandwidth, low-latency network means local residents now have access to gigabit speeds with Spectrum Internet, which includes starting internet speeds of 200 Mbps with no modem fees, data caps or contracts. Spectrum Internet Ultra, which features download speeds up to 400 Mbps, is also available to residential customers. For small and medium-sized businesses, Spectrum Business® offers gigabit speeds, with starting speeds of 200 Mbps and a 600 Mbps option.
“We have a consistent track record of investing in our network to provide high-value broadband, TV, mobile and voice services,” said Melissa Morris, Spectrum Area Vice President in Wisconsin. “We are now delivering superior connectivity to residents and businesses in the Village of Randolph at highly competitive prices, backed by an organization committed to craftsmanship and service.”
The new Spectrum TV® brings extensive programming lineups to the area, with more than 200 HD channels and a two-way, fully interactive network providing access to 85,000 movies and shows. Spectrum TV customers can also download the award-winning Spectrum TV App, which allows users to stream content across a growing number of platforms, including iOS and Android phones and tablets, Xbox, Kindle Fire, Samsung Smart TVs, Apple TV 4K, Google Chromecast, Roku and PCs. Spectrum TV customers also have exclusive access to Spectrum Originals, a premier destination for premium original series, available on-demand and ad-free.
Spectrum Mobile™ is available exclusively to Spectrum Internet customers. Combining 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 at great value, including access to nationwide 5G. Customers can bring their own phone or choose from among the latest mobile devices and accessories.
Home phone service through Spectrum Voice® provides unlimited calling in the U.S, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico; up to 28 popular calling features, including Call Guard, which helps block unwanted robocalls; and no added phone taxes or fees. Consumers can learn more about Spectrum services at www.spectrum.com.
From 2018‒2020, Charter Communications, Inc., which operates the Spectrum brand, extended its network to reach an additional 2.5 million homes and small businesses, about a third in rural areas. In 2020 alone, Charter extended its network to reach an additional 36,000 homes and small businesses in Wisconsin.
* “Fastest Overall Speed” claim based on Nielsen Mobile Performance cellular and WiFi speed test results for Spectrum, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint mobile customers in Spectrum service area from1/1/2020 to 9/26/2020.