|With the beginning of the school year around the corner, parents are thinking about what their children need for the first day of school. Besides pens, calculators and backpacks, another essential tool is access to the internet at home.
Charter Communications is committed to expanding access to high-speed broadband for low-income families so that children can complete homework assignments, be better positioned to succeed in school and participate in today’s digital economy.
Earlier this year, we completed the rollout across our national footprint of Spectrum Internet Assist, our industry-leading low-cost, high-speed broadband offering for eligible low-income families and seniors. Spectrum Internet Assist creates new digital opportunities for students and enables them to conduct research, access teacher’s instructional materials and complete homework so they can succeed in school. Today, Spectrum Internet Assist is available throughout the 41 states we serve.
To compliment these efforts and ensure low-income families have the digital literacy skills to make the most of internet access, we recently launched a new Spectrum Digital Education Grant Program that will support the efforts of non-profit organizations to educate community members on the benefits of broadband and how to use it to improve their lives.
As we have brought Spectrum Internet Assist to communities across the country and work to promote digital literacy, we appreciate the opportunity to partner with state and local officials as well as community leaders to help spread the word about Spectrum Internet Assist and the Spectrum Digital Education Grant program. We look forward to working with the National Foundation for Women Legislators on these and other efforts to strengthen the communities we serve and develop their future leaders.