Charter to offer free spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi for 60 days to K-12 and college students

Posted at 5:20 AM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 06:20:08-04

Charter Communications says it will offer free access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students while they are home on extended breaks.

"In the coming weeks, many Americans will be affected either directly or indirectly by COVID-19 and Charter is focused on serving and supporting our 29 million customers. Americans rely on high speed broadband in nearly every aspect of their lives and Charter is committed to ensuring our customers maintain reliable access to the online resources and information they want and need," the statement said.

Beginning March 16, Charter commits to the following for 60 days:

  • Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
  • Charter will partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of these tools to help students learn remotely. Charter will continue to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, high speed broadband program to eligible low-income households delivering speeds of 30 Mbps.
  • Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across our footprint for public use.
  • Spectrum does not have data caps or hidden fees.

"As the country works collaboratively to contain this pandemic, broadband internet access will be increasingly essential to ensuring that people across the country are able to learn and work remotely, that businesses can continue to serve customers, and that Americans stay connected and engaged with family and friends," said Charter Communications.

Charter says it will continue to closely monitor this dynamic situation, and is well-prepared to continue delivering reliable connectivity.

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