Charter Spectrum Boosts Minimum Internet Download Speeds To 100 MbpsMon, Jun 16, 2014 - 9:00 AM
Charter raises entry-level Internet speeds to 100 Mbps as part of Charter Spectrum launch
St. Louis becomes a flagship market for Charter’s 100 Mbps Internet speed
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – You may have seen the ads saying Charter Spectrum is coming – but what does it mean for residents in the St. Louis area? Quite simply, it means starting today, Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) will launch a new suite of all-digital services and begin to more than triple entry-level Internet speeds from 30 to 100 Mbps for customers in the St. Louis area at no additional cost. The launch of Charter Spectrum and massive speed increase follow the company’s move to an all-digital network, with St. Louis selected as its flagship market for the 100 Mbps entry-level speed option.
“Charter is raising our entry-level Internet speeds at no additional cost – to the benefit of the vast majority of customers,” said Charter President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Rutledge. “That strategy differs from other providers who boast top tier Internet speeds that are either priced at a premium or have limited availability, and provides our customers with tremendous value in a simple set of products.”
In addition to the significant Internet speed boost, Charter’s new suite of digital services, titled Charter Spectrum, includes access to more than 200 high-definition (HD) video channels and advanced voice service that includes unlimited nationwide calling. New, free downloadable applications also allow customers to stream more than 130 channels of live TV on their tablets, smart phones or mobile devices anywhere inside their homes and with many programming options available for out-of-home viewing. Charter service does not require long-term contracts and is backed by a 30-day money back guarantee.
“Charter continuously invests in our network to deliver superior products and provide better service – and the launch of our Spectrum services reflects that,” said Rutledge. “Through these investments we will differentiate Charter from the competition.”
Charter began its local move to an all-digital network in January, investing more than $170 million to upgrade its Missouri and Illinois-based network. In all, the company has invested more than $2 billion nationally in its network and is committed to moving to an all-digital platform across its entire 29-state footprint by the end of 2014.
The new residential speeds will become available in the St. Louis area starting June 16. Other markets across Charter’s 29-state footprint will realize speed lifts from 30 Mbps to 60 Mbps as the company moves to an all-digital network followed by the launch of Charter Spectrum.
For more information about the new Charter Spectrum suite of services and what it means for customers in the St. Louis area, visit www.charter.com/spectrum100 or call 1-888-GET-CHARTER.
Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter TV® video entertainment programming, Charter Internet® access, and Charter Phone®. Charter Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter’s advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.