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Spectrum Internet Assist Celebrates Bridging the Digital Divide with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

by Kim Haas, Director of Regional Communications

Charter Communications joined Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker today to celebrate Spectrum Internet Assist at a community event in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Spectrum Internet Assist, a low-cost, high-speed broadband service, has reached its initial goal of being rolled out to our entire 41-state service area to advance digital education opportunities for low-income families.

Gov. Walker praised the program, and underscored the importance of combating digital inequality.

“Every Wisconsin citizen deserves access to high-speed, reliable, affordable internet,” said Gov. Walker, at the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center. “And Charter’s Spectrum Internet Assist service helps to make this a reality by offering a new, low-cost broadband option to our students, families, and seniors. We know it’s crucial our small businesses, schools, and citizens have internet access, regardless of their zip code or income, which is why we’ll continue to work with companies like Charter, state agencies, and other local partners to bolster broadband access and move Wisconsin forward.”

Charter is Committed to Bridging the Digital Divide

Gov. Walker praised our high-speed, low cost broadband program Spectrum Internet Assist.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker declared July 18, 2017 “Spectrum Internet Assist Day” across the state.

Today, Gov. Walker issued a proclamation, naming July 18, 2017 as “Spectrum Internet Assist Day” in the state of Wisconsin.

Charter has teamed up with government officials across the country to host a series of Spectrum Internet Assist events like this one to help expand awareness on the availability of the program.

Chairman and CEO Tom Rutledge said Charter is committed to expanding broadband access to American families and seniors.

“It’s crucial for cable and broadband providers like us to play a role in bridging the digital divide so that everyone has access to the information and tools they need to succeed in today’s economy,” said Rutledge. “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, and we’re honored to join forces with Gov. Walker to celebrate its availability in Wisconsin.”

Details on Spectrum Internet Assist

Spectrum Internet Assist has been rolled out to our 41-state footprint.

Spectrum Internet Assist, celebrated in Wisconsin today with Gov. Walker, has been rolled out across our 41-state footprint.

Spectrum Internet Assist is a low-cost, high-speed broadband service for eligible American seniors and families the company began launching in local markets in late 2016. It delivers industry-leading 30/4 Mbps broadband speeds for $14.99 per month, plus taxes and fees.

It remains one of the only low-cost broadband offerings for low-income households that exceeds the Federal Communications Commission definition of “high-speed” internet. Spectrum Internet Assist includes standard features like email, internet security software and a modem at no additional charge.

To learn more about qualifying for Spectrum Internet Assist, visit our website here.