More than 1,500 Homes and Businesses to Have Access to High-Speed Network as Part of Spectrum’s $5 Billion, Multi-year Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) Investment in Broadband.
Spectrum joined state Sen. Dan Feyen and other community leaders today at the Waukau Community Youth Center to celebrate a fiber-optic network buildout that brings gigabit broadband and other Spectrum services to more than 1,500 homes and small businesses in Winnebago and Fond du Lac Counties.
Spectrum’s newly constructed fiber-optic network buildout is part of the company’s approximately $5 billion investment in unserved rural communities, which includes more than $1 billion won in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) RDOF auction. The company’s RDOF expansion will provide broadband access to approximately 1 million customer locations as estimated by the FCC across 24 states in the coming years.
“Through RDOF, Spectrum is making it possible to extend gigabit broadband networks to unserved communities across Wisconsin,” said Matt Brown, Spectrum’s Vice President of Construction. “We are providing superior connectivity to local residents and small businesses at highly competitive prices, backed by an organization committed to craftsmanship and service.”
Spectrum offers customers a best-in-class suite of products, highlighted by Spectrum Internet plans with speeds up to 1 Gbps for both residential customers and small business clients, starting speeds of 300 Mbps and no modem fees, data caps or contracts. Spectrum Business Internet offers download speeds of 300 Mbps, 600 Mbps and 1 Gbps.
The Winnebago County expansion includes parts of the Towns of Nepeuskun, Omro, and Rushford. In Fond du Lac County, the new service areas include parts of the Town of Fond du Lac in addition to portions of the Towns of Ashford, Auburn, Byron, Eden, and Osceola. Local residents and business owners should visit spectrumruralexpansion.com to learn more about when their home or business may be able to receive Spectrum services.
“I’m excited for Spectrum’s broadband infrastructure expansion in Winnebago County,” said state Sen. Feyen. “All of our residents deserve access to a high-speed internet connection for work, school, business, and connecting with friends and family.”
Spectrum Internet has been consecutively ranked as one of the best internet service providers by U.S. News & World Report, and also earned the highest rating among the Best Internet Service Providers for Rural Areas. Spectrum Internet also exceeded advertised download and upload speeds for all tiers measured — even during peak weeknight usage between 7 and 11 p.m. — according to the FCC’s most recent “Measuring Broadband America Fixed Broadband Report” issued in December 2021.
“Access to rural broadband connectivity has been an issue for many rural communities across Wisconsin’s Sixth District,” said U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman. “Spectrum’s RDOF build out is bringing high-speed access quickly to connect rural Wisconsinites.”
Spectrum was also a day one participant in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which makes quality, high-speed internet service available at a low — or even at no — cost to eligible families in financial need. All Spectrum Internet plans are eligible for ACP credits.
Along with multiple broadband options, Spectrum services will also include Spectrum TV® and Spectrum Mobile™.
Spectrum Mobile, available exclusively to Spectrum Internet customers, combines 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, including access to nationwide 5G, at great value (two or more lines starting at $29.99 a month, saving customers up to $1,000 a year**). Spectrum TV offers more than 200 HD channels and access to 85,000 On Demand movies and shows. Using the Spectrum TV App, viewers can stream content across a growing number of platforms, including iOS and Android mobile devices, Xbox One, Kindle Fire, Samsung Smart TVs, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku and PCs.
*Fastest Overall Speeds claim based on Global Wireless Solutions’ combined cellular and WiFi speed test results in Spectrum service area where WiFi is available. Cellular speeds vary by location.
**Savings based on 2-line comparison of unlimited plans among major national carriers as of 09/2021; prepaid excluded; data usage limits vary by carrier. Spectrum Internet required. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply.