A new Charter home internet and mobile bundle, Spectrum One, is now available across Charter’s entire 41-state footprint, the company announced today.
We first got wind of the new bundle a couple of weeks ago and noted its disruptive price point of $50 for 300 Mbps home internet and one mobile line. Charter also highlights its advanced Wi-Fi service as part of the bundle.
After one year, the promotional pricing ends, which by today’s pricing, would add $35 per month or $420 per year.
Spectrum One is available to new customers for $50. For existing customers, Charter is offering two mobile lines to home internet customers for $30/month.
“With Spectrum One, we have created the nation’s first fully converged connectivity experience to power today’s wireless world,” said Adam Ray, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Charter, in a press release. “Just as the cable industry expanded and improved television, replaced dial-up with broadband and saved consumers money with wireline voice, now we are bringing our successful Mobile services together with Internet and Advanced WiFi to make customers’ connected devices work better, faster, securely and less expensively than before.”
Charter is hoping plans like Spectrum One will help turn the tide of a slowing broadband business. In 2Q22, the company reported declines in broadband subscribers, but Charter did add 61K new broadband subscribers in 3Q22. By comparison, the company added 243K broadband subscribers in 3Q21.
Charter Mobile and Internet Network
Charter relies on a combination of Wi-Fi access points and Verizon’s wireless network for its mobile service. Charter does own some spectrum of its own and is exploring how to leverage that spectrum for its mobile offer.
The company reports 85% of its mobile customers’ activity occurs over Wi-Fi. Mobile customers will see speeds decline after they reach 20 GB of data usage in any given month.
Charter offered additional details about network usage. It reports that non-video internet customers used nearly 700 gigabytes of data per month, with nearly a quarter of those customers using a terabyte or more of data per month.
Additionally, Charter reports that more than 450 million wireless devices are connected to its network.