Charter Communications offering new, low-cost broadband service
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) – In this digital age, reliable internet service has become much more of a necessity than a luxury. On Thursday, the City of Rochester and Spectrum announced a new, low-cost broadband service. Many people living in Rochester are below the poverty line, which means they might not be able to afford internet service.
Mayor Lovely Warren says closing that digital divide can help students get ahead on homework, help job seekers find work, and ultimately lead to safer neighborhoods. Spectrum says that’s why they are offering this new option. “We share they mayor’s goals,” says Charlie Williams with Charter Communications. “We believe that we need to give New Yorkers the tools to have a more successful life and the internet can be a big part of that, and we also know that affordability is very important here.”
Spectrum says it is rolling out the new plan across the country, and it will cost £14.99 a month for eligible families.