Charter Communications is the second largest cable provider in the US. As a TV, internet and voice company, it serves over 25 million business and residential customers in 41 states. Charter is now part of Spectrum which also now includes Brighthouse and Time Warner Cable. The company is owned by Charter Communications which was founded in 1993 and in 1998, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen bought a controlling interest in Charter Communications.
All three companies will be re-branded as Spectrum.
Charter Spectrum offers customers multiple packages including:
Ordering two services from Charter Spectrum is called a Double Play. Ordering three services is called a Triple play. Discounts on double and triple plays are available, although they typically only last for the first year.
Charter’s TV packages are tiered and offer a range of 125 -200 HD TV channels, with some packages qualifying for free HD & DVR service. Charter’s on demand service provides access to 10,000+ on-demand options including 3D movies.
Charter Spectrum’s most widely available internet speed is 60 Mbps in most coverage areas, although 100Mbps is offered in selected areas.
One of Spectrum’s biggest benefits is that you can use unlimited data and the company won’t limit internet speed with data caps or extra fees. You can stream videos and download music and expect consistent high quality. In addition, Charter offers free internet modems on some plans and other special offers have included a $500 contract-buyout promotion to switch to Charter.
Serving approximately 10 million voice customers, Charter is among the largest providers of residential phone service in the nation. In addition to unlimited local and long distance calling, the Voice Online Manager feature allow you to check your home phone’s voicemail and manage other phone features such as speed dial and call blocking remotely from your desktop computer or cell phone. Some plans have offered this option at no extra cost when bundled with other services.
It’s important to note that Charter Spectrum’s most attractive deals are often available to new customers only. Also, some free services like the DVR feature typically expire after 12 months when the standard rates apply. Also, Charter’s services may not be available where you live. Residential services and rates may vary per location and not be available in all Charter areas.
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