Charter Cable Low Cost Broadband Service Outlined

Charter Cable Low Cost Broadband ServiceCharter Communications has provided details for its new low cost broadband service that the company will begin offering to low-income customers within six months.

This will be after close of its pending merger with Time Warner Cable and acquisition of Bright House Networks. It will definitely come as great news to their customers in 2016. A press statement from the company noted that the new Charter Broadband service will deliver the highest speeds of any comparable offering and be the first to offer fast broadband to low-income seniors.

In addition to low-income families, providing substantial benefits to these underserved populations and setting a new standard for low-cost broadband will be a key benchmark. The service will deliver 30/4 Mbps speeds for $14.99 per month, making it the only low-cost Internet service for low-income populations that meets – and even exceeds – the FCC’s definition of high-speed broadband.

The fastest speed currently offered by comparable programs today is only 10 Mbps.  Charter’s industry leading broadband offering will provide substantial benefits for underserved low-income families and senior citizens. Tom Rutledge, the president and CEO of Charter Communications said they are well aware of the important role played by broadband and will want to satisfy their customers in the best way.

“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. Our industry-leading low-cost broadband service is just one of the many benefits these transactions will bring to our customers.” Rutledge said they are looking forward to providing this superior broadband service to underserved families and seniors throughout Charter’s footprint.

Families with students who participate in the National School Lunch Program as well as seniors who are 65 and older who receive Supplemental Security Income program benefits are eligible to sign up for the program.

Charter Low Cost Broadband Service Details:

  • What is the offer?
    • Charter will offer 30/4 Mbps at $14.99 a month.
    • 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.
  • 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 Cable and 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


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