Charter Communications has announced it is investing more than $1.3 billion in Texas as part of its network expansion.

The telecom services provider, through its Spectrum brand, will spend the funds on expanding its coverage to underserved areas of the state.

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Charter adds that the investment will deliver multi-gigabit speeds to the underserved areas.

“Today's $1.3 billion investment in infrastructure and technology from Charter will help bring broadband access to more Texans," said Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

"With this new investment, Texans who live across the big and beautiful reaches of our great state will have the same Internet access that those in big cities do. That is a critical tool to keep our economy booming, children learning, and families connected to the best healthcare facilities in the world."

The investment is split into two, according to Charter Communications regional vice president for government affairs, Todd Baxter, with the first $700 million investment going towards network evolution.

The second is a $620 million investment to expand the company's fiber optic network in more than 50 counties.

Charter currently serves 32 million customers across 41 US states.

Last month, the firm pledged to invest $1.25 billion in Ohio as part of its network expansion, with the project set to be finished by 2025.