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Spectrum offers students free internet amid COVID-19 school closures

Spectrum's parent company, Charter Communications, announced they'll offer 60 days of free internet to homes with K-12 or college students.

Spectrum is offering free broadband and WiFi internet access to students impacted by the coronavirus shutdown.

While schools across the county move to 'remote learning,' Charter Communications, Spectrum’s parent company, announced Friday that beginning on March 16, it will make its services available for free for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who don’t already have internet through the company.

Charter said it would partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of its tools to help students learn remotely.

It also said it would open its WiFi hotspots for public use. The company has 29 million customers in 41 states.

To enroll in the program, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

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