State Sen. Jim Perry, R-Wayne, and Rep. John Bell, R-Wayne, joined Charter (Spectrum) Communications Inc. on a philanthropic trip to the Mount Olive Boys & Girls Club on Aug. 7.
In a bid to promote the availability of Spectrum Internet Assist, which aims to provide internet to low-income houses at lower prices in Wayne County, Charter awarded a $2,500 grant to the club.
Charter officials said they gave the grant to support the club’s efforts to close the digital divide and serve low-income families.
Spectrum Internet Assist offers high-speed broadband internet to eligible families and senior citizens for $14.99 a month.
“I am grateful for Charter Communications and their dedication to expanding rural broadband and providing useful tools for our youth to access the internet,” Perry said. “Whether it be in the classroom or the workplace, technology drives all aspects of a growing 21st century world. I am proud to have worked in conjunction with Charter in securing this donation for the Mount Olive Boys & Girls Club.”
Bell added, “Mount Olive is my hometown and I spent time as a kid at the Boys & Girls Club. This grant from Charter Communications is a fantastic investment in the youth of the southern part of Wayne County. It will go a long way in supporting the community. Thank you to Sen. Jim Perry for securing this donation and Charter for supporting the expansion of rural broadband access.”
To see if you or your household qualifies for Spectrum Internet Assist, visit SpectrumInternetAssist.com or call the toll-free helpline at 1-844-525-1574.