Spectrum Is Offering Free Internet Access for 60 Days Again
9.21.2020 – Against the bleak background that is the COVID-19 pandemic, it is very hard to find good news. It seems all the content people see these days relates to infections, deaths, economic recession, rising unemployment, inflation, and lockdowns. However, every so often, a piece of genuinely good news emerges that actually adds value to the life of the average American citizen. The relaunch of a free Spectrum internet offer certainly qualifies as such news. The provider has decided to offer high-speed internet and home Wi-FI access free of cost to qualifying households for a period of up to 60 days. Read on to find out everything you need to know about the provider’s recently relaunched Remote Education Offer.
Why Is the Provider Offering Free Internet Access?
With regard to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the provider’s conduct has been exemplary. As one of the biggest internet and TV providers in the US, Charter Spectrum has shouldered its fair share of the responsibility to keep its subscribers connected. In fact, it was one of the first providers to implement certain relief measures for internet subscribers based on the Keep Americans Connected pledge. The provider agreed to not suspend service in case subscribers are unable to pay bills as well as waive any late payment charges that may otherwise accrue.
This has been a huge help for many Americans during COVID-19, given that so many have lost jobs and have had to be very careful with their savings. The provider is also keen to recognize internet access as a basic necessity and has worked on expanding its network footprint to rural areas and other new markets. That’s not to mention the Spectrum Internet Assist program which is designed to ensure equitable broadband access in an effort to level out the playing field for school and college students belonging to low-income households.
The Remote Education Offer follows pretty much what the company has been demonstrating in the past, i.e. that it cares about its subscribers. Under the current circumstances, businesses and remote workers aren’t the only ones who need dependable internet access. Schools and colleges are also relying heavily on the remote learning format. That means students and educators need the internet more than ever. Of course, students who already cannot afford high-bandwidth internet services would stand at a significant disadvantage when it comes to distance learning. This has prompted the provider to offer free Spectrum internet to qualifying households for up to 60 days.
What Does the Offer Include?
The Remote Education Offer is aimed primarily at students and educators who need reliable internet access for distance learning but cannot afford most high-speed plans. Of course, most middle-class Americans have seen their purchasing power shrink as a result of COVID-19. This has led them to reassess their priorities based on what they can afford, especially if members of the household have become unemployed.
In order to ensure fair and equitable internet access for students and educators who need it but can’t afford it, the provider now offers high-speed Spectrum internet reaching speeds of up to 200 Mbps in some areas, completely free of cost. The offer also includes a self-install kit, so you can set up the service yourself without having to make an appointment for a professional installation technician. Qualifying households can continue to receive free internet access for up to 60 days.
Who Qualifies for the Remote Education Offer?
Of course, it wouldn’t be fair of the provider to offer free internet to households that can already afford faster speeds and more bandwidth. The program is decidedly focusing on low-income households that have students or educators relying on the internet to continue remote learning. As such, the provider has laid down certain qualifiers for deciding which households may be eligible to receive free-of-cost internet access. These include the following:
- You must not already be subscribed to Spectrum internet.
- Also, You must have at least one K-12th grader or a current college student or an educator in the household.
- You must be located in a Spectrum market where the offer is in effect.
If you feel you meet all of the above criteria, reach out to Charter customer services today and sign up for free-of-cost internet access for the next 60-days. Hopefully, that will prove to be sufficient time for the pandemic to die down and for life to return to some degree of normal. Get in touch with the provider today.