A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held to celebrate the upcoming launch of high-speed broadband in Cascade.
The launch, planned for later this year, will include Spectrum Internet, with starting internet speeds of 100 Mbps in addition to Spectrum Internet Gig for residential customers and Spectrum Business Internet Gig for small and medium-sized business clients in Cascade, company officials said.
Montana has among the slowest broadband access speeds in the country.
A Spectrum spokeswoman said the company would do behind-the-scenes network upgrades to its existing infrastructure which will let them bring internet, phone and mobile service, as well as a better video product.
Friday’s groundbreaking was hosted by company officials and Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont. Cascade Mayor Murry S. Moore attended.
“This is about closing the digital divide and expanding access to broadband for our rural communities for critical services like telemedicine and educational resources,” Daines said in a news release, adding he would continue to be an advocate for Montana’s rural communities to get better broadband access.
Spectrum is the broadband services offered by Charter Communications Inc.
Mary Roehr, director of state government affairs for Charter, said the company was “looking forward to delivering these high-value Spectrum services to residents and businesses in Cascade.”