Most schools in the Capital Region are closed for at least a week and some up until a month. Spectrum is trying to ease the challenge of thousands of students having to learn at home. According to CBS 6 Albany, Charter Communications will be offering free internet for households that have college and school-aged children. The free period will begin today (Monday, March 16th) and will run for sixty days.

Spectrum broadband and WiFi access will be available for sixty days to homes with K-12 and college students that currently are without a Spectrum broadband subscription. Installation fees will also be waived for new student households.

Charter is getting the word out to school districts and local communities to make them aware of the tools they are offering to help students remotely learn. They will also open their remote WiFi hotspots across the region for public access.

For more information about the free Spectrum internet program, click here. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395.

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