Charter Communications recently announced the details of a new low-cost broadband service that the company will begin offering to low-income customers within six months of the close of its pending merger with Time Warner Cable and acquisition of Bright House Networks. The new service will deliver the highest speeds of any comparable offering and be the first to offer fast broadband to low-income seniors in addition to low-income families, providing substantial benefits to these underserved populations and setting a new standard for low-cost broadband.
The service will deliver 30/4 Mbps speeds for $14.99 per month, making it the only low-cost internet service for low-income populations that meets – and even exceeds – the FCC’s definition of high-speed broadband. The fastest speed currently offered by comparable programs today is only 10 Mbps. Charter’s industry leading broadband offering will provide substantial benefits for underserved low-income families and senior citizens.
“Recognizing the central role broadband plays in our daily lives and the economic challenges faced by many Americans today, we look forward to launching this offering that will provide more consumers a superior broadband service,” said Tom Rutledge, president and CEO of Charter Communications.
“Our industry-leading low-cost broadband service is just one of the many benefits these transactions will bring to our customers,” Rutledge continued. “We look forward to providing this superior broadband service to underserved families and seniors throughout Charter’s footprint.”