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Spectrum doubles download speed of internet in Buffalo market

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Posted at 1:34 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 13:38:03-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Spectrum announced it has doubled the starting download speed of its internet from 100 to 200 Mbps in 17 markets including Buffalo.

"The faster 200 Mbps speeds are available now to new Spectrum Internet customers, and the company will automatically increase speeds for current residential customers with new Spectrum Internet packages in these markets during the first quarter of 2021," a release states.

Other New York markets receiving the increased download speed are Albany, Rochester, Syracuse and Elmira.

“Fast, reliable connectivity is more important than ever,” said Carl Leuschner, Senior Vice President, Internet & Voice Products at Charter Communications, Inc., which offers services under the Spectrum brand, “and we are delivering Spectrum Internet customers in these communities even more speed for streaming, remote work, distance learning and staying in touch with family and friends — with no modem fees, data caps or contracts.”

Spectrum says a small percentage of current customers will need a new modem which is available at no additional charge to receive the faster speeds and those customers will be contacted by Spectrum with details.