Spectrum to offer free internet to new families with K-12 and College students for 60 days

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Communication powerhouse Spectrum said that they will be offering free broadband and WiFi internet access to students impacted by the coronavirus shutdown.

Charter Communications, Spectrum’s parent company, said in a press release that beginning 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. 

Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Thursday that Texas public schools would be closed through April 3.

Some 212 people in the state had tested positive for the virus as of Friday evening.

Charter said in their latest press release that they would be partnering with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of its tools to help students learn remotely.
They also said that they would open WiFi hotspots for public use. 
To enroll in the program, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.