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Spectrum to Provide Free Broadband for Students and Free Wi-Fi Hotspots in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

Charter Communications, a broadband company and cable operator serving over 29 million customers in 41 states via its Spectrum brand, announced that it will offer free services amid the coronavirus school closings.

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According to a recent press release, “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.” For new student households, installation fees will be waived.

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With more states closing schools, many students will be taking classes from home and will need internet access. Charter plans to partner with school districts to make sure that students are aware of the new tools available to them. Like Comcast and other internet service providers, Charter will continue to offer high-speed broadband service through a program designed to help eligible low-income households.

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To take the initiative one step further, Charter will also open its Wi-Fi hotspots to the public.

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

How has your internet service provider responded to the coronavirus outbreak? Let us know in the comments.

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