Thanks to the Federal Fund’s migration, Charter Communications plans to fill gaps in digital services in rural areas of the country. One of those areas of interest is rural Bonnie County.
According to Elizabeth James, a charter communications specialist in government affairs, the company, which is the main spectrum of digital products, serves 31 million customers across the United States. Indiana also has more than 400 employees and more than 300,000 customers in 81 communities in the state.
“We have built up to 2.5 million homes and businesses over the past three years, and one-third has been rural expansion, so we have recently focused on rural areas.”
Currently, the Federal Communications Commission wants to expand its services to rural areas in the United States, after only $ 59 million has been used in Indiana to expand its services in rural areas of the state.
The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund is an initiative of the FCC that focuses on linking digital distribution to rural American broadband networks. Rural areas are considered to have no access to at least 25/3 megabytes of Internet access.
“Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Networks prioritizes high network speeds and low latency ensures that time is tested, so that network users can use tomorrow’s Internet applications as well as today,” said the FCC website fcc .gov, states.
Charter Communications Funds were awarded by the FCC in a reverse bid, which determined that it could expand coverage at a lower cost. In Indiana, $ 169 million has been given to a number of suppliers, who will develop their own programs and be responsible for the construction of the products, James said.
Charter Communications plans to invest $ 5 billion in private capital to expand its 750,000-mile network by 150,000 miles, affecting 24 states. In Indiana, the company plans to add 4,700 miles of fiber cables to its existing 6,600-mile network, James said.
In Bonn County, James said the company plans to expand the service to 719 homes and businesses, even though residents are not obligated to buy.
Even in Lebanon, when there were COVID locks and teaching at home, we had many homes here in Lebanon where the students could not get the course work they wanted fast enough, so they had to go. Bonnie County Commissioner Tom Santelli met at another location where he was doing his course work.
Commenting on the planned speeds, Santelli said the supplies being made were “important” and “really important.”
For more, visit spectrum.com/cp/build.