Charter Helps Students & Families Head Back to School
Charter offers Back to School Bundles, Gift Cards, free laptops online
ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 20, 2009--
Students from kindergarten to graduate school are increasingly reliant
on the Internet to assist with research, surfing the web, listening to
music, and communicating with friends and family. And Charter’s website,
charter.com, is a popular web address for those looking for a good value
for high-speed Internet service.
A study conducted recently by Professor Kouider Mokhtari, of Iowa State
University found that 95 percent of students reported using the Internet
“every day or almost every day” to do things like e-mail (90.4 percent),
chat using instant messaging (63.8 percent), surf the Web (56.2
percent), listen to music (52.5 percent) and conduct research (47.7
percent). The study appeared in the April 2009 issue of the Journal of
Adolescent & Adult Literacy.
“Charter.com is an increasingly popular destination for our customers
during this time of year,” said Jim Gallagher, Charter’s Director of
Online Marketing. “We know that our high-speed Internet customers value
having the fastest and most reliable Internet speeds available,
and the variety of online Back-to-School bundled offers.” Students and
their families also like Charter’s Laptop-A-Day Sweepstakes which began
July 15, 2009 and runs through September 15. “Our winners are grateful,”
said Mr. Gallagher. “In tough times, Charter is happy to assist students
and families preparing for school.”
Through charter.net, families also enjoy Charter’s Learning Pack
Online, which includes access to eight Educational Premium Online
Services. From ABCs to SATs, Learning Pack Online can help
students of all ages get ahead in the classroom. Charter.net currently
offers a free 30-day trial period with unlimited access to educational
services such as Nickelodeon’s myNOGGIN, Encyclopaedia Britannica and
Boston Test Prep for students preparing for SATs. Find out more at charter.net/learning
and learn more about Laptop-A-Day Sweepstakes and Charter’s Back to
School offers by visiting charter.com/laptop.
 Fastest/most reliable speeds compared to AT&T,
Qwest and Verizon Internet offerings in Charter markets. comScore
Throughput Report Q2-09.
About Charter Communications
Charter Communications, Inc. is a leading broadband communications
company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States.
Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including
advanced Charter Digital Cable® video entertainment programming, Charter
High-Speed® Internet access, and Charter Telephone®. Charter Business™
similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband
communications solutions to business organizations, such as
business-to-business Internet access, data networking, video and music
entertainment services, and business telephone. Charter’s advertising
sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand.
On March 27, 2009, Charter filed a pre-arranged plan and Chapter 11
petitions in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern
District of New York. Charter believes its operations are strong and
expects to continue operating as usual during the financial
restructuring. More information about Charter can be found at www.charter.com.
Source: Charter Communications, Inc.
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