Spectrum announced the launch of its advanced fiber-to-the-home gigabit broadband in Hoke County. The initial rollout covers 265 homes and small businesses and is part of Spectrum’s $5 billion investment in rural broadband through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF).
The gigabit broadband service offers symmetrical 1 gigabit connections, meaning it provides equal upload and download speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second. This high-speed connection allows for seamless streaming, gaming, and other online activities.
“Spectrum is bringing gigabit broadband to unserved communities across America through RDOF,” said Tim Williams, Vice President of Construction at Spectrum. “Our investment is making it possible to deliver the high-value broadband, mobile, TV and voice services now available in Hoke County.”
“Many Rural communities often fall behind when it comes to internet availability, and communities in my district have experienced this first-hand,” said state Rep. Garland Pierce. “Spectrum’s partnership and broadband expansion through RDOF will help close the digital divide once and for all for many of our unserved residents. Now business, school and residents will be able to fill the connectivity gap that has been missing for so long.”
Spectrum’s RDOF-related investment, which includes $1 billion won in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) RDOF auction, aims to provide broadband access to approximately 1 million customer locations across 24 states in the coming years. The initial rollout in Hoke County is just the beginning, with more homes and businesses expected to be covered in the future.