CINCINNATI, Oh. — Charter, the parent company of Spectrum News 1, is expanding its 60-day free internet and WiFi access to include educators (K-12 teachers and College/University professors) who don't already have a Spectrum account.  

COVID-19 has forced schools, colleges, and universities to close and Charter says now more than ever students and educators need to be connected. 

Educators, who live in a Spectrum market and do not currently have broadband, should contact Spectrum at 1-844-488-8395 to sign up. A free self-installation kit will be provided to new student and educator households. 

On March 16 Charter committed to the following for 60 days:

  • Free Spectrum Internet and WiFi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students, and now educators, who do not already have a Spectrum Internet subscription 
  • Charter continues to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, a high-speed broadband program available to eligible low-income households 
  • Charter has opened its WiFi hotspots across our footprint for public use
  • Spectrum does not have data caps or hidden fees
  • Spectrum will not terminate service for residential or small business customers who face difficult economic circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Similarly, Charter will not charge late fees for those customers facing difficult economic circumstances related to the pandemic 
  • Spectrum News has opened its websites to ensure people have access to news and information