Charter Communications launches Spectrum Internet 100





Spectrum Internet 100 free to Affordable Connectivity Program eligible households

STAMFORD, Conn. – Charter Communications, Inc. announced Thursday that it now offers Spectrum Internet 100 in virtually the entire service area of ​​41 states.

The new fast, low-cost broadband service offers download speeds of 100 Mbps for just $29.99 a month, and includes a modem, in-home Wi-Fi, and self-installation at no extra cost.

Spectrum Internet 100 is available exclusively to households eligible for the Federal Communications Commission’s Affordable Connectivity Program. All Spectrum Internet and legacy plans — including Spectrum Internet Gig — are eligible for ACP credits.

The ACP offers eligible households a monthly credit of $30 ($75 for eligible tribal countries) for broadband services – allowing eligible customers to receive Spectrum Internet 100 with no monthly fees. Like all Spectrum Internet plans, Spectrum Internet 100 also has no modem fees, data caps, or contracts, and customers can cancel at any time without penalty.

“The Affordable Connectivity Program is an important step in driving broadband adoption in America,” said Catherine Bohigian, Charter executive vice president, Government Affairs. “With Spectrum Internet 100, Charter is delivering a fast, high-quality broadband option — available at no cost to ACP-qualified households — in our 41-state service area.”

For more information about the ACP and to apply online, consumers should visit fcc.gov/acp. Interested consumers must first confirm eligibility through the National Verifier and then contact Spectrum at 1-877-959-1748 to apply for the credit.

Suitability

A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is equal to or less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household participates in or qualifies for several assistance programs, including:

– SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC or Lifeline.

– Tribal specific programs, such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations.

– The National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program, also through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision.

– Federal Pell Grant recipients during the current award year.

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the best Internet service provider for rural areas in its ratings for 2021-22, Spectrum Internet also surpassed advertised download and upload speeds for all measured levels — even during peak weekday usage between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. – according to the FCC’s most recent Measuring Broadband America Fixed Broadband Report, issued December 2021.

High speed internet

High-speed internet access is more important than ever, but tens of millions of households and businesses — especially in vulnerable communities and rural areas — still don’t have access, are concerned about costs or have not taken up service.

Charter has taken a comprehensive approach to solve this problem:

Improve affordability: The FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program effectively makes Internet service available for free to families in financial need, and Spectrum Internet 100 includes a modem, router and home Wi-Fi at no additional cost. And all Spectrum Internet plans come with no data caps, modem fees, or contracts.

– Advance Access: Charter is investing more than $5 billion to provide reliable, high-speed Internet access to approximately 1 million families and small businesses not currently served through the FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF).

– Increase adoption: To increase adoption and access to technology, Charter provides philanthropic support to community organizations through Spectrum Digital Education grants, which provide computers, digital education classes and technology labs to thousands across the country.

Protect the privacy and security of Americans online: Charter has long been an advocate for Congress to come together in a bipartisan, consensus manner to take action for a comprehensive, unified, national framework to protect consumer privacy online and provides now and for years to come.

Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) is a broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 32 million customers in 41 states through the Spectrum brand. Through an advanced communications network, the company offers a full range of residential and business services, including Spectrum Internet®, TV, Mobile and Voice.




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