How Much Does Spectrum Charge to Run Cable?

The cheapest plan for Spectrum cable starts from $17.99

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  • Spectrum can charge anywhere between 50 dollars to thousands of dollars to run cable depending upon your location and services provided.
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how much does spectrum charge to run cable

Whether you’re a new homeowner setting up your entertainment system or a current Spectrum subscriber looking to understand the costs of running cable in your home, this guide can help!

We will break down the pricing details and other charges involved in running Spectrum cable services to help you make an informed decision.

How much does Spectrum charge to run cable?

Getting a Spectrum internet plan could cost you anywhere between 50 dollars to thousands of dollars as the cost depends upon the number of people using Spectrum in your area and its nearest node.

In simpler words, running cable to your house is cheaper if people in your area are already using Spectrum as the infrastructure to enable the connectivity is already there.

If the distance from the nearest coax connection is less than 250 feet, you need to pay $49.99 as installation cost.

There are two ways of getting Spectrum internet and installing equipment: a self-installation kit that can be purchased from the Spectrum store or book a professional installation.

Professional Installation

Book an appointment - how much does spectrum charge to run cable

First, you need to contact Spectrum via chat, call, or visit the nearest office to get a price quote for the cable installation.

Once you have the price of professional installation, i.e, around $59.99, and cable charges in order, book an appointment and choose a mode of communication, preferably a phone call, to communicate for the appointment.

The Spectrum technician will call you one day before the appointment to confirm it by making two attempts to reach you.

If the appointment is confirmed, a technician will arrive at your home. During the installation, a person who is at least 18 years of age must be present and provide a national ID. The entire procedure takes 1-3 hours to complete.

Pros and Cons of Professional Installation

The technician performs the installation
Can move the connection to any room
Tech also checks the network health post installation and fixes issues, if any.
The installation fee is high.
Need to book an appointment
An adult must be available for 2-4 hours at the installation place.

Self-Installation Kit

What is a Self-installation Kit?

The self-install kit can be bought from the nearest Spectrum store in your area so that you can install the Spectrum cable without the help of a technician.

Cost of Self-Installation Kits

The self-install kit is available for $ 24.99, and if you know what you are doing, it could take up to 30 minutes to install it.

The Spectrum internet installation kit includes a user guide, coax & ethernet cables, a coax splitter, modem, router, and a phone (if you opt for the phone service).

Pros and Cons of Self-Installation Kits

No appointment is needed.
It is cheaper than professional installation.
Setup is quick and easy
Can't move the connection to another room.
Might face issues if the wiring to the pole is old or the modem doesn't work.
If you don't get it right, you might face Spectrum packet loss.

If you encounter issues like Spectrum On Demand error hl1000 while using the service, read this guide to know more.

Internet Service Plans Offered by Spectrum

Internet PackagePrice (per month)Download SpeedUpload SpeedServices provided
Spectrum Assist$17.9930 Mbps10 MbpsComes with a free modem, advanced Wi-Fi, antivirus software, and no data caps or contracts.
In-home WiFi service available
Spectrum Internet$49.99 for first year, then $69.99 for the next200 Mbps10 MbpsHas reliable download speeds.
Comes with a free modem, advanced Wi-Fi, and antivirus software.
Has no data caps or contracts.
Spectrum Internet Ultra$69.99400 Mbps20 MbpsAllows you to stream HD video smoothly.
Enables you to upload and download large files seamlessly.
Comes with a free modem, advanced Wi-Fi, and antivirus software.
Lets you connect smart home devices & voice assistants
Has no data caps or contracts.
Spectrum Internet GIG$89.991000 Mbps35 MbpsEnables streaming in 4k and 8k
Has multiple online gaming streams & VR
Enables uploading & downloading huge files
Can connect Smart home devices & voice assistants

Remember, the GIG plan is available in a few areas; therefore, check the Spectrum zip code search tool to ensure it is available in your area. Also, the internet fees of the plans will increase once the first year of the service is up.

Wi-Fi Router Options from Spectrum

Wi-Fi plansPrice (per month)
Spectrum Internet (300 Mbps plan)$5
Spectrum Internet Ultra (500 Mbps plan)$5
Spectrum Internet GIG (1000 Mbps plan)$5
Contact spectrum customer service to know how much they charge

Now that you know the prices and plans to get Charter Communications’ Spectrum cable at your home, you can check for all the factors, such as if Spectrum is serviceable in your area, by contacting customer care or booking a visit by a technician.

Also, if the technicians have to run the cables over long distances, the company would require permits and surveys to ensure the new connection doesn’t interfere with the existing ones.

By now, you know how much spectrum charges to run cable; if you have any questions or suggestions about the internet service provider, feel free to mention them in the comments section below.

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