Part of the deal for Charter Communications to buy Time Warner Cable was that they would offer low income plans. This was one of the reasons the FCC agreed to approve the merger.
To get the deal, your family needs to participate in the National School Lunch Program or be a senior who is 65 and older receiving Supplemental Security Income program benefits. Any family of 4 with an income of $44,995 or less will qualify for the National School Lunch Program in New Jersey. (Check your local requirements because they vary depending on what the poverty line is in your state.)
“Spectrum Internet Assist is an important next step in providing true high-speed connections to those who would otherwise continue to face digital inequality in this country,” Charter CEO Tom Rutledge says of the offering.
The best part of this is the fact that there are no data caps on these plans, making them a great option for cord cutters who qualify for them.
As always we recommend plans of at least 20 Mbps down, but you can be a cord cutter on a slower plan. When I ditched cable I only had a 10 Mbps down plan.
Source: DSL Reports
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