Charter Spectrum is doubling the download speeds of its lowest-tier internet service from 100 Mbps to 200 Mbps for customers in 17 markets, representing almost 6 million homes.
Three months ago, Spectrum announced a similar increase in 17 other markets.
The newly announced increase is for customers in Cleveland; Columbia, S.C.; Columbus, Ga.; Columbus, Ohio; Corpus Christi, Texas; Dothan, Ala.; El Paso, Texas; Eugene, Ore.; Evansville, Ind.; Greensboro, N.C.; Houston; Huntsville, Ala.; Montgomery, Ala.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Seattle-Tacoma, Wash.; Terre Haute, Ind.; and Waco, Texas.
The increase will occur over the next couple of weeks. When the 17 markets are completed, the 200 Mbps speed will be available in nearly 85% of the company’s 41-state service area.
The company also offers Spectrum Internet Ultra, which features download speeds up to 400 Mbps, while Spectrum Internet Gig offers a gigabit connection.
“Fast, reliable connectivity is more important than ever,” said Carl Leuschner, senior vice president, Internet & Voice Products at Charter Communications, Inc., which offers services under the Spectrum brand, in a prepared statement about the Spectrum internet speeds. “And we are delivering Spectrum Internet customers even more speed for streaming, remote work, distance learning and staying in touch with family and friends — with no modem fees, data caps or contracts.”
The company also announced that new customers may be eligible for free services for up to 60 days under Spectrum’s Remote Education Offer, which provides free Spectrum Internet and in-home Wi-Fi for customers with K-12th graders, college students and/or educators.