Charter Communications announced on Sunday that it will provide its Spectrum Internet service for free to families and students who are forced to social distance because of the Coronavirus and COVID-19 outbreak.
Households with K through 12 and / or college students who do not already have a spectrum broadband subscription at any level up to 100 megabytes per second will be offered free service for up to 60 days. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. They plan to open their Wi-Fi hotspots across their coverage area for public use.
The company said in a press release:
“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.”
Charter plans to work with schools districts to make sure this information is distributed to their communities.
To apply for the service call 1-844-488-8395. The service started yesterday.