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Spectrum launched a broadband service in a rural area of El Paso on Tuesday.

Spectrum launched its Gigabit broadband internet, mobile, TV and voice services to more than 1,230 homes and small businesses.

Spectrum’s newly constructed fiber-optic network buildout is part of the company’s approximately $5 billion investment in unserved rural communities, which includes $1.2 billion won in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) RDOF auction.

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The company’s RDOF expansion will provide broadband access to approximately 1 million customer locations as estimated by the FCC across 24 states in the coming years.

It was in 2020, when we realized what a gap there was when kids were learning virtually, when doctors were seeing people virtually and more more people were doing interviews online because of the pandemic," said county commissioner Liliana Holguin. "It's no longer a luxury it's now a necessity.

Spectrum Internet Gig, with download speeds of 1 Gbps, is now available throughout the buildout area. Spectrum Internet offers starting speeds of 200 Mbps, with Spectrum Internet Ultra providing download speeds of 400 M

Spectrum Internet Assist, the company’s low-cost broadband service for qualifying families and seniors, is also available, offering 30 Mbps speeds for just $17.99 per month. All Spectrum Internet plans have no data caps, modem fees or contracts and are eligible for Affordable Connectivity Program credits for qualifying households.

"It's very important to expand the broadband capability to all of our students," said Superintendent Dr. Veronica Vigil of Fabens Independent School District. "The announcement gives us hope, that we reach our goal that we will get fiver into the ground."

Spectrum’s Robinson credited El Paso area officials and El Paso Electric for enabling a prompt RDOF deployment.

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