Charter Spectrum Boosts Minimum Internet Download Speeds To 100 Mbps

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

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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 or call 1-888-GET-CHARTER.

About 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

  • Ken R

    I just signed up the speed in may area starts at 60 they say no caps??? time will tell I have yet to find their FAIR USE POLICY so who knows if I will get fined, Throttled or billed for overages?

  • GeorgeMetesky

    I’ve had Charter for a few months after having FIOS up north. Internet speed is comparable (FIOS wad 75 mbps). Charter is upgrading all users to 100 from 30 or 60–they may not tell you ad they do it. Most of the intermittent service is caused by router problems–too many routers on the same frequencies in concentrated areas (apartment/condo complexes). TV sometimes stutters a little–until they go all fiber, that will be an issue.

  • AirNick23

    People complain about internet in the 20 mbps range and where I am from the fastest we can get with any service is 10 which isn’t all that good but if 12 makes your netflix stall it’s more then your int because even with only 6-10 I can watch HD Youtube, Netflix, and listen to pandora at the same time with no problems.

  • Super Hamster

    Must be nice I have charter and get 20mbps They say that 60mbps is coming one day when who knows when. They did raise my bill from $49 to $59 though.
    Oh and at peak hours it slows down to about 12mbps that sometimes stalls out Netflix.

  • Suzanne

    Charter Spectrum’s new ads are dumbed-down with flagrant appeals to low income and uneducated people and offensive sexual connotations. This company looks desperate for subscribers. I don’t want to associate myself with them; I’ll never do business with them again.

  • Mike P.

    Price went up $10 in the past year – from $49.99 to $59.99 plus tax. I didn’t need double the speed, but apparently they needed more of my $$. Horrible biz model to reward new customer at the expense of loyal existing customers.

  • abcdefgqwerty

    How fast do you hit the data caps with more speed though? They increased the speed and lowered the caps

  • Tony

    How is the reliability? I had charter years ago and it was not good

  • Anthony

    Actually, Chater cut my bill by $23 per month to give me the higher speed. I’ve been with them for years.

  • Brian

    As a Charter customer in the St. Louis area, I can confirm the speed increase. I can get 105 Mbps down. I am a month-to-month customer and have been with Charter for over six years. This is not just for new customers.

    • chris

      actually your right about the not just for new customers, but you are considered a new customer every month since you are a month to month customer

  • Hitagain

    You need to research this more. this only will apply to people that have NPP. Those that have been loyal charter customers for years have to move to higher priced package to get the new “entry level” speed.

    • Youre_wrong

      That’s not true. I’ve been with charter for years and they’re upgrading my speed without me having to upgrade to a more expensive package.