During the coronavirus crisis, many students are dependent on access to the internet at home for school work, as most schools have move to online education and coursework. With libraries and other gathering spots closed, students without access to internet services may fall behind. Charter-Spectrum has committed to offering free access to internet service for students.
Spectrum: Free access to internet service to student households
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. Free broadband and Wi-Fi access will be available 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 in the service you can call 1-844-488-8395, the company says it will waive installation fees for student households.
Low Cost Spectrum Internet Assist for qualified households
Households without students may also find themselves in need of regular in-home internet services to work from home, access community resources, and more. While they don’t quality for the free access above, they offer high-speed internet at an affordable price. Spectrum Internet Assist is available exclusively to qualified households, which includes Free Internet modem, High-speed Internet at 30 Mbps, No data caps, No contracts, and Optional in-home WiFi service at $5/mo. This is available to customers without current service. One or more members of the household must be a recipient of one of the following assistance programs to qualify for Spectrum Internet Assist.
- National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
- Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the NSLP
- Supplemental Security Income (for applicants age 65+ only)
Download an application to apply for Spectrum Internet Assist.
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