Jan. 19--As expected after last year's merger, Charter Communications Inc. is setting aside the Time Warner Cable name and is now launching "Spectrum" for cable, Internet and voice subscribers in Dayton and nearby areas.
The name and the change should not be a surprise to cable subscribers.
Charter Communications bought Time Warner Cable in May 2016, a merger that gave the company a stronghold in Ohio, where Time Warner Cable had 2.13 million customers, including 630,000 in Southwest Ohio.
Even as early as Jan. 9, Charter was issuing press releases about a Kettering job fair last week under the Charter name.
To herald the name change, Spectrum said in an announcement that it offers high-definition, "tens of thousands of on-demand options, Internet speeds starting at 60 (megabits per second) and a reliable, fully featured voice product, all ... with no contracts, no early termination fees, and backed by a 30-day money back guarantee."
Spectrum/Charter said it is shifting remaining analog Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks cable systems to all-digital networks.
Like Time Warner, Spectrum Voice will offer unlimited local and long-distance calling in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands, with free 411 calls. The service includes free voice mail, call waiting, call blocking and call forwarding, among other features, the company said in its release.
Overall, Spectrum plans to add 20,000 jobs, and specifically in the Dayton area, the company has sought applicants.
For more information about Spectrum visit www.spectrum.com or call 1-855-70-SPECTRUM for more information.
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