Spectrum launches gigabit broadband, other services in Oconto County

Spectrum has announced the launch of Spectrum Internet, Mobile, TV and Voice services to nearly 1,500 homes and small businesses in parts of Oconto County.

The company’s newly constructed fiber-optic network build-out is part of Spectrum’s approximately $5 billion investment in unserved rural communities, which includes more than $1 billion won in the Federal Communications Commission’s RDOF auction. The company’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) expansion will provide broadband access to roughly 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 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 federal Rural Digital Opportunity Fund is helping bring high-speed internet access to rural Wisconsin communities,” said state Sen. Eric Wimberger. ”I’m excited to see Spectrum expand service to unserved parts of Oconto County and am thankful to the local government partners who are making it possible.”

The Oconto County expansion projects includes parts of the towns of Brazeau, Lena, Little River, Oconto, Oconto Falls, Pound, Stiles and Spruce. Local residents and business owners should visit spectrumruralexpansion.com to learn about when their home or business may be able to receive Spectrum services.

“As the world continues to rely more and more on the Internet, we need to make sure rural communities and small businesses are not left behind,” said state Rep. Elijah Behnke. “This broadband expansion project will go a long way in ensuring they are not forgotten.”