Charter gives details of low-cost broadband service

Charter Communications has announced the details of a new low-cost broadband service that the company will begin offering to low-income customers within six months of the close of its pending merger with Time Warner Cable and acquisition of Bright House Networks, the company said.

The new service will deliver the highest speeds of any comparable offering and be the first to offer fast broadband to low-income seniors in addition to low-income families, providing substantial benefits to these underserved populations and setting a new standard for low-cost broadband.

The service will deliver 30/4 Mbps speeds for USD 14.99 per month, making it the only low-cost internet service for low-income populations that meets — and even exceeds — the FCC´s definition of high-speed broadband. The fastest speed currently offered by comparable programs today is only 10 Mbps. Charter´s industry leading broadband offering will provide substantial benefits for underserved low-income families and senior citizens.

Charter is a broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. The company provides advanced broadband services. Its advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reachâ„¢ brand.