Charter Communications says it plans to more than triple customers’ Internet speeds in metro St. Louis as it rebrands its products under the “Charter Spectrum” name. The company, which dominates pay-TV and Internet service in St. Louis, says the speed of its entry-level Internet service will rise from 30 megabits-per-second to 100 mbps on June 16 as it rolls out the Spectrum brand. There will be no extra charge for the faster service, Charter said.
The upgrade follows Charter’s conversion to an all-digital network in January. By requiring cable boxes for all TV customers, Charter freed up more space on its cable pipe. The company says it spent more than $170 million to upgrade its Missouri and Illinois network and $2 billion nationwide.