Charter’s Spectrum Internet Assist is among the fastest of the low income Internet assistance programs available. Spectrum Internet Assist boasts 30 Mbps broadband Internet speeds with no monthly data caps and free modem rental. However, at $14.99 per month, the price is also slightly higher than competing cable Internet provider’s low income programs such as Comcast Internet Essentials or Cox Connect2Compete which are priced at $9.95 and include a free WiFi router. Charter charges an additional $5.00 per month to rent a WiFi router.
In case you didn’t know, Charter Communications recently merged with Time-Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. The new marketing name will be Spectrum. The new company is now the second largest cable provider in America, serving over 24 million customers and employing over 90,000.
“Charter is excited to bring a whole new world of digital access and opportunity to hundreds of thousands of low income families and seniors. Spectrum Internet Assist is an important next step in providing true high-speed connections to those who would otherwise continue to face digital inequality in this country,”
“It’s important for cable and broadband providers like us to play a role in bridging the digital divide so that everyone has access to the information and tools they need to succeed in today’s economy,” said Tom Rutledge, Chairman and CEO, Charter Communications.
In order to qualify for the Spectrum Internet Assist discount, a resident at the service address must be eligible for one of the following programs:
In addition to the requirements above prospective Spectrum Internet Assist enrollees must also meet these three criteria.
The Spectrum Internet Assist Internet package also includes all standard features such as, Security Suite, Email Accounts, etc.
Charter Spectrum WiFi is an additional $5.00 per month.
ISP 1 TIP: Wireless router’s are inexpensive, and you can purchase your own WiFi router to save the additional $5.00 fee.
To apply for the Internet assist program visit the Spectrum Internet Assist Website .
You may also call the Spectrum Internet Assist toll-free helpline at 1-844-525-1574
The status of previous low income Internet programs such as the $9.95 Time Warner Cable’s Starter Internet service or Bright House Networks Connect2Compete $9.95 Internet are unknown at this time. It is suspected with the merger of the companies that these previous programs will be phased out in favor of the new $14.99 Charter’s Spectrum Internet Assist program.
If you are a low income family that needs access to low cost Internet but does not live in the Charter Spectrum service area, Check out our listing of other Low Income Internet Programs.