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Charter Communications just rolled out its gigabit service in Reno-Sparks, providing residents and businesses one more option for high-speed internet service in the area.

Charter’s Spectrum Internet Gig for residential customers and Spectrum Business Internet Gig for businesses deliver connections speeds of about a gigabit per second or 1 Gbps. The service comes without data caps and will cost $104.99 per month for new residential customers and $249.99 per month for business owners.

The service aims to meet increasing consumer demand for faster networks and broadband speeds, said Tom Rutledge, Charter Communications’ chairman and CEO.

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“As consumer demands for bandwidth and capacity grow, (Charter’s) network is best-positioned to meet these demands, today and into the future,” Rutledge said in a prepared statement about the launch.

Charter first rolled out its gigabit service in Oahu on December 2017. The number of residential users for the service grew to 23 million by April and has since added about 10 million more by August.

The company aims to have the service available within the 41 states that the company serves by the end of this year.

In addition to having no data caps or contracts, the residential service will come with a modem, free in-home WiFi and a 30-day money back guarantee, the company said. The business service will offer a modem, customer WiFi, a custom domain and email address, cloud backup and desktop security software.

Jason Hidalgo covers business, technologyand gaming for the Reno Gazette-Journal. Follow him on Twitter @jasonhidalgo. Support local journalism: RGJ digital subscription.

 

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