Service up to 100 Mbps will be available for the next 60 days to families with students, including college students

In the face of a countywide school shutdown, Charter-Spectrum announced Friday it will offer free access to broadband and WiFi services to households with students who do not already have the services.

“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,” Charter-Spectrum said in a statement.

Beginning Monday, March 16, Spectrum will provide the following:

  • 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 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
  • For eligible low-income households without school-aged children, Charter continues to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, a low-cost broadband program delivering speeds of 30 Mbps
  • Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across its footprint for public use
  • No data caps or hidden fees.

The company promised free broadband and Wi-Fi access to be available for up to 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students which do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription (at any service level up to 100 Mbps), and promised free installation for those families.

To enroll in the service, call 1-844-488-8395.

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