Spectrum offers free internet for studentsMar 15, 2020
Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access will be offered free for 60 days for households with college or K-12 students who do not already have the services. The offer includes any service level up to 100 Mbps.
To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395.
Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
The company points out that it does not have data caps, which can be an issue for internet users spending more time at home than normal.
Spectrum will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across its footprint for public use.
The company will continue to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, its high-speed broadband program, to eligible low-income households delivering speeds of 30 Mbps.
The announcement follows Spectrum’s signing of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s “Keep Americans Connected Pledge,” which aims to ensure that consumers do not lose their broadband or telephone connectivity because they can’t pay. Other companies include Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, US Cellular, Comcast and more.
Companies taking the pledge agree, over the next 60 days, to not terminate residential or small business services because of their inability to pay their bills because of the coronavirus pandemic; waive late fees; and open Wi-Fi hotspots.