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Spectrum Company Overview and History

Time Warner Cable began in 1995 under the moniker 'Road Runner' with a matching mascot from the Wile E. Coyote cartoons. In 2012, they rebranded to Time Warner Cable and then to Spectrum in 2016 after being acquired by Charter Communications. 

Spectrum (sometimes called Charter Spectrum) offers services such as high-speed Internet, telephone, and cable. They also offer WiFi hotspots in various locations so that you can connect to Spectrum Internet on the go.


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Benefits of Using Spectrum Services

  • Fast & reliable Internet service
  • Many additional services and add-ons 
  • 30-day money-back guarantee 

Spectrum Internet Service

Spectrum Internet plans offer download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps with no data caps, so you can browse, stream, and download without worrying about overages. With plans designed for both home and business use, you can choose the speed that works for you. 

Plus, Spectrum offers free Internet modems, anti-virus software, and self-installation kits to make setting up your Internet service a breeze.

Types of Internet Plans Offered By Spectrum

There are three Spectrum Internet Plans for customers to choose from:

  • Spectrum Internet: Offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps with no data caps. 

  • Spectrum Internet Ultra: Offers download speeds up to 500 Mbps with no data caps. 

  • Spectrum Internet Gig: Offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps with no data caps. 

Spectrum Internet Pricing  

Spectrum offers many plans with varying Internet speeds. Generally, they cost between $49.99-$89.99/month. However, pricing and availability of plans may vary by location and other factors.  

You may also qualify for a discount through the Affordable Connectivity Program.

Spectrum On Demand TV Service

Spectrum TV packages include hundreds of channels, including sports, news, and entertainment options. With features like On Demand and DVR, you can watch your favorite shows on your schedule. 

You can even use the Spectrum TV App on the go. Plus, Spectrum offers premium channels and add-ons like HBO Max and Showtime for an additional fee. 

Types of Spectrum Cable TV Plans

  • Spectrum TV Select: Offers over 125+ TV channels, including sports, news, and entertainment options. You can also access On Demand and local programming.

  • Spectrum TV + Entertainment View: Offers 205+ channels, including all channels from the Select plan plus premium channels like HBO, Cinemax, and Showtime.

  • Spectrum TV + Sports View + Entertainment View: Offers 228+ channels, including premium live sports channels, plus additional premium channels like Starz Encore, ESPN, and TMC.

Regardless of the live TV package you choose, you will have a thorough channel lineup, free HD channels, access to the free Spectrum TV app, and more options to catch the entertainment you love. 

Spectrum TV Pricing

Prices typically range from $59.99-$77.99/month. However, prices may vary depending on your location or ongoing promos. It’s important to note there may be additional fees for TV equipment, expiring limited time offers, and potential early termination fees.

Spectrum Voice - Home Phone Service & Mobile Plans 

Spectrum Home Phone Plans:

  • Spectrum Voice: Includes unlimited calling — nationwide, as well as popular calling features like voicemail, caller ID, and call waiting. This plan is available as part of a bundle with Internet or TV or as a standalone service.

  • Spectrum Voice International: Includes all the features of Spectrum Voice plus unlimited calling to select international destinations. This plan is also available as part of a bundle with Internet or TV, or as a standalone service.

Spectrum Bundles - Internet + Mobile Plans

  • Spectrum Mobile + Internet: This bundle includes Spectrum Internet with speeds up to 200 Mbps and Spectrum Mobile's Unlimited Data plan. With the Unlimited Data plan, customers get unlimited talk, text, and data, and the ability to stream video in HD.

  • Spectrum Mobile + Internet Ultra: This bundle includes Spectrum Internet Ultra with speeds up to 400 Mbps and Spectrum Mobile's Unlimited Data plan. Customers can stream videos in HD and get unlimited talk, text, and data.

  • Spectrum Mobile + Internet Gig: This bundle includes Spectrum Internet Gig with speeds up to 940 Mbps and Spectrum Mobile's Unlimited Data plan. Customers get the fastest internet speeds available from Spectrum, along with unlimited talk, text, and data on their mobile plan.

Spectrum Mobile Pricing 

Spectrum Mobile + Internet Bundles typically cost between $49.99-$89.99/month. Further, Spectrum Mobile offers a by-the-gig plan for $14.99/GB as well as two additional plans for $29.99-$39.99/month. However, prices may vary by location. These plans and prices do not apply to Canada or Mexico.
Spectrum Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get Spectrum in my area?
Spectrum offers services across the United States. To find prices in your area, please check here.
Where is Spectrum located?
To find the nearest store to you, simply visit this link and enter your zip code.
Where can I pay my Spectrum bill?
You can pay your bill in store or online by logging in here.
Why is Spectrum not working?
You can find information about support and weather outages by checking this page.
What is Spectrum Triple Play?
Triple Play is Spectrum's bundled TV, phone, and internet offering. You can learn more here:
What is Spectrum Mi Plan Latino?
Mi Plan Latino allows Spanish-speaking customers to select TV plans that cater specifically to the Spanish language market. You can learn more here:
What is Spectrum Internet Assist?
Internet Assist is Spectrum's budget option for internet services. You can learn more at this page:
Where can I download the Spectrum Security Suite?
You can download the Spectrum Security Suite here:
What is the Spectrum customer service number?
You can reach Spectrum's customer service at 1-800-892-4357
How do I access free Spectrum WiFi hotspots?
You can follow step-by-step instructions on connecting to free Spectrum WiFi hotspots on this page:
What is Spectrum TV Choice?
Spectrum TV Choice offers major broadcast networks like ABC, FOX, NBC, CW, CBS and PBS as well as the rest of the digital broadcast spectrum and public channels like C-Span and others. Customers can then add 10 cable channels of their choice.
In what cities is Spectrum cable service available?
Spectrum cable service is available in major metropolitan areas across the United States including Chicago, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Tampa, St. Louis, Austin, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and New Orleans.
Can I install Spectrum services by myself?
Yes, you can install Spectrum services with the help of our self-installation guide.
How can I run a Spectrum Internet speed test?
You can test your current wireless speed here. If you want to increase your speed, here are some ways to make your Spectrum Internet faster without upgrading your plan.
What type of modem and router do I need for Spectrum Internet service?
Here is a list of approved modems and routers for Spectrum Internet.

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