Character Communications® recently said the company would unveil an affordable broadband service called Spectrum Internet Assist in the Capital Region. Reports say that Character Communications® would deploy the fast internet service to those who are eligible. Spectrum Internet Assist was first announced earlier this year by the Telco and the unveiling of the broadband service in the Capital Region would be part of a broader unveiling. The broadband service from Charter Communications® comes at download speeds of up to 30 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 4 Mbps at $14.99 a month.
In order to be eligible for Spectrum Internet Assist service, the resident should be a participant of the National School Lunch Program, an above 65 citizen receiving benefits from Supplemental Security Income program, and meet the Telco’s other clauses too. Moreover, the existing cellular as well as video subscribers meeting the eligibility requirements can enroll to subscribe Spectrum Internet Assist. The eligible subscribers who wish to enroll for the affordable broadband service should not have subscribed to a broadband connection of Charter® or Time Warner Cable® or Bright House Networks 30 days prior to enrolling.
Further, the subscribers should also clear any due debts with Charter®, Time Warner Cable® or Bright House Networks from the past year; the Telco would check the credit history of the subscribers to ensure the same. Recently, the representatives of Charter Communications® said that they would accompany the Mayor of Schenectady, Gary McCarthy, for announcing the broadband service in the Capital Region.
“As mayor, I’ve made bridging the digital divide a priority of my administration,” McCarthy said to the press when the news first came out. “Access to high-speed broadband is vital for all of us to compete and participate in today’s society, whether it’s running a business, going to school or keeping in touch with loved ones. Charter’s commitment to providing affordable internet access to people and families who currently don’t have it gives a huge boost to our effort to close the digital divide, and improve the social and economic future of our community.”
Talking about the plans of Charter Communications®, Chairman cum Chief Executive Officer Tom Rutledge said, “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.”