Charter Announces Details of Industry Leading Low-Cost Broadband Service
The service will deliver 30/4 Mbps speeds for
"Recognizing the central role broadband plays in our daily lives and the economic challenges faced by many Americans today, we look forward to launching this offering that will provide more consumers a superior broadband service," said
"Our industry-leading low-cost broadband service is just one of the many benefits these transactions will bring to our customers," Rutledge continued. "We look forward to providing this superior broadband service to underserved families and seniors throughout Charter's footprint."
- What is the offer?
- Charter will offer 30/4 Mbps at
- Eligible customers will also be able to receive promotional video service and phone bundle offerings.
- The service comes with a modem at no extra cost and free self-install.
- Charter will offer 30/4 Mbps at
- Who can sign up?
- Families with students who participate in the National School Lunch Program.
- Seniors who are 65 and older who receive Supplemental Security Income program benefits.
- Additional criteria:
- Current phone and video customers who meet one of the two criteria above can enroll.
- Enrollees cannot have had a Charter/TWC/BHN broadband subscription within 60 days of signing up.
- Eligible participants will not need to undergo a credit check but they must clear bad debt with Charter,
Time Warner Cableand Bright House Networks
- When will the offering be available?
- The offer will become available within six months of the closing of the transactions.
- The offer will be fully implemented across Charter's footprint within three years of close.
For more information about Charter and the many public interest benefits of the transactions, please visit CharterResourceCenter.com.
Widespread Support for Charter's Low-Cost Broadband Service:
"Charter's plan makes available to low-income consumers – at a low price point – broadband at speeds comparable to those enjoyed by middle and upper income consumers. Low-income families deserve state-of-the-art fast broadband as much as other families – indeed, they need fast broadband to climb out of poverty. This program seems to be a step in the right direction for improved economic conditions for minority and low-income communities." Marc Morial, CEO,
"National Action Network applauds
"The challenge of closing the digital divide continues for millions of Latino families today, limiting the opportunities for many of our youth to excel academically and achieve their career goals and dreams.
"Charter's commitment to provide a low-cost broadband program is critical to low-income students because so many of today's curriculum-based research projects and assignments depend on internet access. The California School Boards Association supports the expansion of higher speeds at affordable costs."
"The broadband adoption gap is the single most important challenge that policymakers face today. We are optimistic that the low-income broadband offer adoption program proposed by Charter could help to make broadband more affordable for thousands of families and have considerable public interest benefits."
"NOBEL Women is one of the early pioneers for closing the digital divide for deserving consumers where price matters. We hope that this program is carefully considered for its ability to bring high-speed broadband to deserving consumers." Laura Hall, AL State Representative and NOBEL Women National President
"As an organization that provides training and job placement support for underserved communities in
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Justin Venech, Justin.Venech@Charter.com