STAMFORD — Charter announced it is expanding the eligibility for its 60-day free offer for Spectrum broadband Internet and WiFi access to include educators, from kindergarten to university, who don’t already have Spectrum account, during the COVID-19 crisis.

“During this unprecedented time, with the COVID-19 pandemic having forced schools, colleges and universities to close, it is more important than ever for students and educators to stay connected while they teach and learn,” the provider said in a release.

Educators, who live in a Spectrum market and do not currently have broadband,  can contact Spectrum at 1-844-488-8395 to sign up. A free self-installation kit will be provided to new student and educator households.

Charter Communications merged with Time Warner in 2016, and has rebranded the internet, phone and cable service as Spectrum Cable. It officially launched Spectrum Mobile across the Triangle in 2018.

It serves more than 29 million customers in 41 states through its Spectrum brand. It is currently offering free Spectrum Internet and WiFi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students, and now educators, who do not already have a Spectrum Internet subscription

Charter also continues to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, a high speed broadband program available to eligible low-income households that delivers speeds of 30 Mbps.

Charter officially launches Spectrum Mobile wireless service in Triangle