Charter relaunches free 60-day Internet and Wi-Fi offer2020-09-22 17:28 by Daniela
Tags: Charter, Wi-Fi
Charter Communications will relaunch its Remote Education Offer providing free internet and WiFi access for 60 days to households with K-12th graders, college students and/or educators.
This program was initially launched back in March at the beginning of the pandemic. From then until the end of June, Charter Communications saw 448,000 new households added.
"The pandemic has prompted new focus on the technology divide and Charter is committed to being part of the comprehensive solution needed to close these gaps," said Tom Rutledge, Charter Chairman and CEO. "This offer is the latest example of Charter's ongoing commitment to improving access to broadband and helping to ease the strain of the pandemic in the communities we serve. From extending our network to rural areas to making high-speed broadband more accessible for low-income students and seniors through Spectrum Internet Assist, Charter provides a range of options that deliver critical connectivity to our customers."
In addition to the Remote Education Offer, Charter is making high-speed broadband more accessible through Spectrum Internet Assist (SIA), its low-cost broadband program available to eligible low-income households and seniors. SIA includes a free internet modem, high-speed data at 30 Mbps, no data caps or contracts, and optional in-home WiFi service for an additional $5/mo. SIA is available to households in which one or more members are a recipient of assistance through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the NSLP, or Supplemental Security Income (for applicants age 65+). Charter will offer two free months of Spectrum Internet Assist to eligible low-income households with students or an educator not already a Spectrum customer.
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