Charter Communications Supplying “Stay Connected” Internet Services for Homes in Cleveland

Charter Communications reached an agreement to bolster internet services to support online learning and remote-work environments in Cleveland, Ohio. Charter, which operates the Spectrum brand, noted that it will deploy the Spectrum Enterprise Stay Connected K-12 solution for more than 5,300 participant families within the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. The rollout is for multiple years.

Charter’s Stay Connected program provides free access to high-speed, cable broadband internet access in the home, thus helping to support an “uninterrupted” environment. Other features include robust speed, rich connectivity and streamlined program management. Specific elements cover:

  • 50Mbps download speeds, for supporting video collaboration and large file transfers.
  • In-home Wi-Fi.
  • Unlimited data access with no caps.
  • Physical modem and router hardware.
  • 24×7 technical support.

“Through Stay Connected K-12, the Spectrum Enterprise team is helping close the digital divide, providing the high-quality connectivity needed,” said Bill Archer, EVP and President of Spectrum Enterprise. “The turnkey solution is easy for school administrators to put into place, freeing them to maximize their focus on learning and student achievement.”

Charter also noted that the program also delivers flexibility for adding or removing households, as necessary, with no minimum-term commitment on any connection. To date, the company has installed the program for “thousands” of households in 41 states.