Spectrum Internet Assist
Charter’s Spectrum Internet Assist (SIA) is available to eligible households across the 41 states we serve. This low-cost broadband option for eligible families and seniors offers speeds of 30 Mbps, which exceeds the FCC’s definition of high-speed broadband. Helping bridge the digital divide for families through Spectrum Internet Assist is creating life-changing opportunities, allowing them to apply for jobs, complete homework or start their own businesses.
Spectrum Digital Education Grant Program
Charter’s Spectrum Digital Education Grants help bridge the gap in digital literacy through grants, public service announcements (PSAs) and direct engagement by partnering with nonprofit organizations committed to educating their communities on the benefits of broadband and how it can be used to improve their lives. In 2018 Charter awarded over $600,000 to 23 nonprofit organizations, including seven repeat organizations that were awarded funding in 2017. The grants fulfill a $1 million commitment made in 2017 to provide digital education in Charter communities through financial awards to nonprofit organizations.
Spectrum Housing Assist
Charter provides critical home repairs across the country by partnering with nonprofit organizations and engaging our employees and community volunteers. Between 2015 and 2018, Charter has improved over 27,000 homes and logged more than 37,000 volunteer hours – over halfway to our goal of improving 50,000 homes by 2020.
When natural disasters hit, Charter employees not only work around the clock to minimize the impact on our service area and facilities – helping customers stay connected during natural disasters to access emergency alert information, reach loved ones or even seek aid – but also help rebuild communities after the storm through assistance from Spectrum Housing Assist.
An important part of Charter’s commitment to the communities we serve is our Spectrum News channels which provide 24/7 news, weather, and sports coverage to viewers in Charter markets around the country. At a time when local news is shrinking, Charter is increasing resources for Spectrum Networks, now with 25 news channels in 8 states. At the end of 2018 Charter launched four new channels, including Spectrum News 1 channels in Southern California, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Kentucky. Through programming like In Focus, a weekly public affairs show exclusively on Spectrum News networks, Charter is delivering high quality programming that has an impact on the community.
In addition, Spectrum News’ Washington, D.C. bureau provides in-depth coverage of how the impact of the federal government’s actions is felt in each of Charter’s markets where we have a news channel. Wherever Charter has a channel, there is a reporter assigned to cover that state’s delegation in Congress.