SAN ANTONIO (July 18, 2017) – Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) will be joined by Texas State Rep. Roland Gutierrez on Wednesday for a launch celebration of a new low-cost, high-speed broadband service, Spectrum Internet Assist, in Texas.
The gathering will be at 10 a.m. at Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio, 123 Ralph Ave., San Antonio, TX 78204.
Spectrum Internet Assist offers eligible customers low-cost broadband speeds up to 30 Mbps downstream/4 Mbps upstream, three times faster than comparable services offered by competitors, which exceeds the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) definition of “high-speed.” Spectrum Internet Assist includes standard features like email boxes, internet security software and a modem at no additional charge.
Part of Texas State Rep. Roland Gutierrez’ district includes a Charter service area where the program is being launched. “I am extremely pleased with Charter’s efforts here to keep families and communities connected,” he said. “This new, low-cost broadband service program helps to provide important technology that would otherwise be unavailable to seniors and students in need.”
Spectrum Internet Assist is now available throughout Charter’s 41-state service area, including Texas.
“Charter is excited to bring a whole new world of digital access and opportunity to 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 a digital inequality in this country,” said Tom Rutledge, Chairman and CEO, Charter Communications.
“It’s crucial 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,” Rutledge said.
To assist consumers with the eligibility process and enrollment, Charter has launched a new dedicated Spectrum Internet Assist website: www.SpectrumInternetAssist.com. Prospective enrollees may also call the Spectrum Internet Assist toll-free helpline at 1-844-525-1574.
Spectrum Internet Assist Eligibility
- 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 may enroll.
- Prospective SIA enrollees cannot have had a Charter/Time Warner Cable/Bright House Networks broadband subscription within 30 days of signing up.
- Eligible participants will not need to undergo a credit check, but they must clear any outstanding debt with Charter, Time Warner Cable or Bright House Networks from the previous 12 months.
Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including Spectrum TV™ video entertainment programming, Spectrum Internet™ access, and Spectrum Voice™. Spectrum Business™ similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter’s advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach™ brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.