Spectrum Offering Free Broadband For Students Without It
If your child is trying to do their school work from home and they're struggling because you don't have broadband, Spectrum might be able to help.
According to WKBW, Spectrum will once again be offering free broadband to students and teachers who are without it and need it to get their school work done.
The free broadband program will be available for students in kindergarten through post high school education and also educators.
Spectrum says "any student or educator who lives in a Spectrum internet area and is not currently a customer can enroll and receive broadband or WiFi internet for up to 60 days, at speeds up to 200 Mbps."
You may remember back in March they offered the same deal to help their customers. Only in March it was up to 100 Mbps.
To begin receiving your service, call 844-310-1198. New subscribers will receive a free self installation kit.
What if you are not a student or an educator?
If you are not a student or an educator, you could still be eligible for a program called Spectrum Internet Assist, which offers 30 Mbps broadband for low-income households and seniors. In order to be eligible, according to Spectrum:
One or more members of your household must be a recipient of one of the following assistance programs:
- National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
- Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the NSLP
- Supplemental Security Income (for applicants age 65+ only)
That type of program would provide for
- Free Internet modem
- High-speed Internet at 30 Mbps
- No data caps
- No contracts
- Optional in-home WiFi service at $5/mo