Spectrum Internet for Seniors

Choosing an internet provider while you’re on a budget can be difficult because many plans can put a big dent in your monthly budget. For seniors, this can be especially true. Many seniors want to have access to the internet to keep in touch with family and stay up on current events, and maybe even do some online shopping.

Spectrum is one company that aims to offer affordable service to seniors. Spectrum calls itself the fastest growing internet, TV, and voice provider. It offers internet service, bundle packages, and some discounts for seniors.

Internet Speeds & Plan Costs

Spectrum Internet

Spectrum’s most inexpensive internet plan is the Spectrum Internet plan which starts at $44.99/month for 12 months for speeds starting at 100 Mbps. This plan includes the following features:

  • Free modem
  • Free antivirus software
  • No data cap
  • In-home Wi-Fi

In order to get the exact internet speed and cost, you need to contact Spectrum with your exact address. After doing so, they will let you know what speeds are available and the exact monthly rate. Spectrum also offers an Internet Ultra package which provides higher internet speeds for a higher cost.

Senior Discount

While Spectrum does not advertise any senior discounts, it does offer the Spectrum Internet Assist Program. The program provides the following to qualified households:

  • High-speed 30 Mbps Internet with no data caps
  • Internet modem included
  • No contracts required
  • Add in-home Wi-Fi for $5 more per month

In order to qualify, you must not be a current Spectrum Internet subscriber and one person in the household must be a recipient of one of the following programs:

  • The National School Lunch Program (NSLP); free or reduced cost lunch
  • The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the NSLP
  • Supplemental Security Income ( ≥ age 65 only)

If you believe you meet the requirements, contact Spectrum to apply.

Spectrum Bundles

Another way to save money is through a bundle through Spectrum if you are in need of other services like TV and voice. Here’s a look at the costs:

Triple Play Select

This bundles internet, phone, and TV services for $99.97/month for 12 months and gives you the following:

  • 100 Mbps internet service
  • 125+ channels plus FREE HD
  • Unlimited nationwide calling and up to 28 popular home phone features

Triple Play Silver

This bundles internet, phone, and TV services for $119.97/month for 12 months and gives you the following:

  • 100 Mbps internet service
  • 175+ channels plus FREE HD
  • Unlimited nationwide calling and up to 28 popular home phone features

Triple Play Gold

This bundles internet, phone, and TV services for $139.97/month for 12 months and gives you the following:

  • 100 Mbps internet service
  • 200+ channels plus FREE HD
  • Unlimited nationwide calling and up to 28 popular home phone features

If you don’t want all three services and only need two, you can also bundle to save money.

You can get a TV Select package with internet starting at $89.98/month for 12 months or internet and voice service starting at $59.98/month for 12 months.

Summary

While Spectrum may not offer a wide variety of programs when compared to other companies, it does offer simple service for seniors looking for internet. Many do not want expensive, fancy service. They just want enough service for email and social networking. Although Spectrum does not offer a senior discount, it does offer an internet assist program to help low-income customers who meet certain requirements. Many seniors do qualify for this discount so they are able to get affordable internet service.

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