Spectrum announced today that is has doubled download speeds in 17 of its markets for its basic speed tier from 100 Mbps to 200 Mbps. The 17 markets with the faster Spectrum download speeds have a combined 8 million homes
The faster speeds are available to all new customers. Legacy customers will benefit from the speed boost in the first quarter of the new year.
Customers can choose faster speeds as well. Spectrum Internet Ultra offers download speeds up to 400 Mbps, while Spectrum Internet Gig offers a gigabit connection to the customer’s home.
The 200 Mbps Spectrum download speeds will be available in Albany, N.Y.; Beaumont, Texas; Buffalo, N.Y.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Cheyenne, Wyo.; Columbia, Mo.; Elmira, N.Y.; Lexington, Ky.; Orlando, Fla.; Palm Springs, Calif.; Rochester, Minn.; Rochester, N.Y.; Savannah, Ga.; Springfield, Mo.; Syracuse, N.Y.; Tampa, Fla.; and Tri-Cities, Tenn.
Some Spectrum customers will need a new, free, modem to receive the faster speeds.
The faster speeds comprise only part of parent company Charter Communication Inc.’s growth plans. With its recent win with the RDOF auction has the company plotting dramatic expansion into more rural markets, as Telecompetitor reported.
The demand for faster speeds is clear. A recent report from OpenVault, the OVBI, found demand for gigabit speed tiers has grown 133% in the last year, as Telecompetitor reported.