Charter Communications, Inc. announced that it will offer Spectrum Internet 100, a low-cost broadband service, in substantially all of its 41-state service area, including New York, exclusively to households eligible for the Connectivity Program affordable from the Federal Communications Commission (ACP).
The new low-cost broadband service offers download speeds of 100 Mbps for $29.99 per month and includes modem, home Wi-Fi and self-installation at no additional cost. All Spectrum Internet and legacy plans — including Spectrum Internet Gig — are eligible for ACP credits, according to the announcement.
The Federal Affordable Connectivity Program provides eligible households with up to $30 monthly credit ($75 on eligible tribal lands) for broadband service, which allows eligible customers to receive Spectrum Internet 100 at no monthly fee.
“The Affordable Connectivity Program is an important step in America’s broadband adoption,” said Catherine Bohigian, Charter’s executive vice president, government affairs. “With Spectrum Internet 100, Charter offers a high-quality, high-speed broadband option – available free to qualified ACP households – throughout our 41-state service area.”
For more information about 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 states. A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines, or if a household member participates in or is eligible for various 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 School Breakfast Program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision; Where
Federal Pell Grant recipients in the current year.