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Spectrum will give students free internet for 60 days

March 17th, 2020

Corporate America is increasingly stepping up to help consumers as the coronavirus crisis continues to pummel the country and keep many people stuck hunkering down at home. Charter Communication’s Spectrum unit has announced that it will offer 60 days of free internet service for households that have at least one K-12 and/or college student at …

Charter Spectrum Senate bill

The Senate might save cable, because Charter sure can’t

October 1st, 2018

Cable TV has spent the last five years watching streaming video not-so-slowly nibble away at its cash cow, and the solution has mostly been to raise “programming fees” every year. Although the industry has enjoyed decades of heady profits and regional monopolies, streaming packages are becoming increasingly popular and cable isn’t doing much to compete. …

Spectrum Mobile: cheap unlimited plan

Spectrum Mobile’s cheap unlimited plans are here, with a lot of fine print

July 5th, 2018

Charter has finally launched its long-rumored cell plan, called Spectrum Mobile. The headline deal is good value — a line of unlimited data running on Verizon’s excellent network for $45 per month — but as you’d expect, there’s a lot of fine print. The service is nearly identical to Comcast’s wireless service, Xfinity Mobile, which …

Charter's Spectrum TV Choice best cable package

Charter’s new streaming service is just as bad as cable

February 26th, 2018

Following a limited test run last year, Charter is reportedly rolling out its new streaming TV service, the generically-named Spectrum TV Choice, to all its customers. Legacy cable companies trying to hold on to customers by deploying a cheap streaming service was the main theme of 2017, so it’s no surprise to see Charter jumping …