Charter launches service for Affordable Connectivity Program

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Charter Communications, Inc. has announced it will offer Spectrum Internet 100, a low-cost broadband service, across virtually all of its entire 41-state service area, including New York, exclusively to households eligible for the Federal Communications Commission’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).

The new high-speed, low-cost broadband service provides 100 Mbps download speeds for $29.99 per month, and includes a modem, in-home WiFi and self-installation at no additional charge. All Spectrum Internet and legacy plans — including Spectrum Internet Gig — are eligible for ACP credits, the announcement said.

The federal Affordable Connectivity Program provides qualifying households up to a $30 monthly credit ($75 on qualifying tribal lands) toward broadband service — which allows eligible customers to receive Spectrum Internet 100 at no monthly cost..

“The Affordable Connectivity Program is an important step in driving broadband adoption in America,” said Catherine Bohigian, Charter executive vice president, government affairs. “With Spectrum Internet 100, Charter is delivering a high-speed, high-quality broadband option — available at no cost to ACP-qualified households— throughout our 41-state service area.”

For more information on the ACP and to apply online, consumers should visit fcc.gov/acp. Interested consumers should first confirm their eligibility through the National Verifier, then contact Spectrum at 1-877-959-1748 to apply for the credit, the announcement said. A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household participates in or is eligible for a variety of assistance programs, including:

SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC or Lifeline;

Tribal specific programs, such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations;

The National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision; or

Recipients of a federal Pell Grant during the current award year.

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