Charter Communications completes project to bring broadband internet, other services to Town of King
For the Tomahawk Leader
TOWN OF KING – Charter Communications, Inc. on Wednesday, July 22 announced the completion of a nearly $750,000 broadband construction project to bring its “advanced fiber-optic network and full suite of services” to more than 320 residential and business sites in the Town of King in Lincoln County.
Town of King residents will be able to access all of the company’s services, including Spectrum Internet®, Spectrum TV®, Spectrum Voice®, and Spectrum Mobile™.
Spectrum Internet offers starting speeds of 200 Mbps and connections up to one gigabit per second, the company said.
“We are proud to bring our advanced Spectrum services to more residents across northern Wisconsin and expand access to broadband in the Town of King,” said Pete Hall, Charter’s Regional Vice President. “Charter has a long-standing history of investing in our networks to better serve our customers, and that investment strategy enables us to deliver fast and reliable broadband speeds to more people in more places.”
“Charter is appreciative to the Governor, Legislature and PSC for making the funds available to continue expanding broadband in the state through the Wisconsin grant program,” said Gary Underwood, vice president of state government affairs. “Working together on strong regulatory and fiscal broadband policy will support and encourage this continued investment.”
Congressman Tom Tiffany and State Representative Mary Felzkowski commented on the project’s completion.
“The Broadband Expansion grant awarded to Charter and the Town of King is an important step towards increasing economic expansion in the heart of the Northwoods, and we’re fortunate this project was completed in time to support the needs of residents during the (COVID-19) pandemic,” Tiffany stated.
“Where you live shouldn’t diminish your opportunity in today’s digital society, and thanks to this project, more Lincoln County residents have access to reliable high-speed broadband for schooling, work or staying connected with family and friends,” Felzkowski said.
The latest round of grants from Wisconsin’s Broadband Expansion Grant Program was announced in March 2020, and Charter was awarded nine broadband grants to pursue similar network expansion projects across Wisconsin.
“Charter’s expansion to the Town of King builds upon the connection to 31,000 additional homes and businesses across Wisconsin in 2019,” the company said. “Charter has an extensive Wisconsin coverage area, serving customers in more than 475 communities, many of which are rural.”