March 1, 2019
RE: Community Cable TV and Internet- $48/month
I want to share an idea with the community. For those residents who subscribe to Charter/Spectrum, the months of January/February were beyond frustrating with more than 10 internet outages that took down television and internet with the longest outage, lasting approximately 4 hours. After a lot of calls and letters, the issue was finally located and repaired. Even though we were all frustrated, I was in communication with Charter’s Community Solutions team having conversations.
The Community Solutions Team indicated that they have authority to now offer bundled cable TV and Internet to Homeowners Associations. This has been going on for years with large multifamily buildings and apartments and condo associations where basic cable is provided in the condo or rental fees.
This idea only works if every home in Rivers Edge is part of the program. I have no idea what most residents are paying for services from Charter/Spectrum, DISH, DirecTV, CenturyLink, etc. I know we pay $65/month for Charter/Spectrum Ultimate 200 internet so the idea of having television and internet at this low rate with the provider supplied modem and wireless router has my interest.
The Community Solutions Team (CST) reached out to us with the following offer to the Rivers Edge HOA.
7-year term $48/monthly rate, does not include sales tax
- Spectrum Platinum TV
o Channel Lineup attached
o 3 HD Set top boxes included per home (additional boxes $7.50/month)
- Spectrum High Speed Internet
o Up to 300 Mbps download
o Modem included
o Wireless router included
- $48 rate
- Minimal rate increase of no more than 4% per year
- 1-year rate freeze
- 1 courtesy account (available for clubhouse or common area)
- Charter/Spectrum would pay the HOA $10,000 (one time)
The above services would provide the community a top tier TV service and internet speed faster almost 10X faster than the competitions standard speed. On average, the rate would be over a 50% savings than what residents are currently paying for Spectrum services in Rivers Edge.
If residents wanted to add other services such as home phone or wireless phone service, PPV movies, etc. you would be able to do so.
The Platinum Lineup of services is on the attached .pdf.