Spectrum Brings High-Speed Internet Service to East Cleveland
Spectrumwhich is part of a broadband and cable company Charter Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR), announcement it launched high-speed service for residential and small business customers in East Cleveland.
Broadband, mobile, TV and voice service is available in more than 9,000 homes and small businesses. It follows Spectrum’s December 2021 purchase of Windspeed Broadband LLC, formerly known as East Cleveland Cable.
In a Press release, Spectrum said its high-bandwidth, low-latency network gives residents access to gigabit connections that include starting internet speeds of 200 Mbps with no modem fees, data caps or contracts. Spectrum Internet Ultra, which offers download speeds of up to 400 Mbps, is also available for residential customers. For small and medium businesses, Spectrum Business offers gigabit connections with starting speeds of 200 Mbps and a 600 Mbps option.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine noted in the statement that high-speed internet access for all Ohioans “has been a priority” for his administration and that Spectrum service “is another step toward that goal and a victory for the residents of East Cleveland.”
East Cleveland Mayor Brandon L. King added, “Many large ISPs operating in Ohio avoid offering services to inner-city communities and neighborhoods. Spectrum’s purchase of Windspeed and offering their services community-wide shatters the idea that national providers avoid low-income communities.
Current Windspeed customers will need new modems to receive service through Spectrum “and will automatically upgrade to the appropriate Spectrum internet plan,” according to the statement. Spectrum said the majority of customers “will upgrade to starting speeds of 200 Mbps, which will more than double their previous maximum download speed.”