Charter Provides Spectrum Assist Internet for Low-Income Seniors

In Cullman County, Alabama and elsewhere in the state, Charter Communications is providing assistance for seniors in a number of ways. First, the company has donated $3,000 to the Cullman County Commission on Aging. Second, the company is now providing low-cost high-speed internet in Cullman and throughout the state, helping to combat the access problem some areas of the country are experiencing when it comes to high-speed internet.

More from the Cullman Tribune:

Charter’s Director, Government Affairs, Taylor Vice, spoke at the event and highlighted the company’s Spectrum Internet Assist (SIA) program. The program provides low-cost, high-speed broadband internet service to seniors who are 65 and older and receive Supplemental Security Income program benefits, as well as families with students who participate in the National School Lunch Program.

Rep. Randall Shedd, R-Fairview thanked Charter for its support.

“I want to say just a special thanks to Charter Communications Spectrum for the good program that you’ve started,” said Shedd. “Seniors and disabled may not know about some of the advantages that you can have with broadband and high-speed internet, so we are glad to get this message out. We passed legislation this past year, this past session to try to expand high-speed internet across all of our state, especially rural Alabama. So it’s good to see them offering programs for our low-income and our seniors and disabled.”

Spectrum Internet Assist costs only $14.99 per month and is available to seniors older than 65 who receive Supplemental Security Income program benefits, as well as families with students who participate in the school lunch program. It provides 30 Mbps download speeds and 4 Mbps upload speeds.

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