New service offers cheap internet to low-income families, seniors

Posted at 2:27 PM, Aug 08, 2017

There's a new service bringing cheap internet to families in Buffalo.

Specturm Internet Assist (SIA) offers 30/4 mbps internet speed for $14.99 a month.

Mayor Brown partnered with PowerMyLearning and Charter Communications to launch this low-cost, high speed broadband service.

Here's the eligibility for SIA:

  • Families with students who participate in the National School Lunch Program
  • Seniors who are 65 and older who receive Supplemental Security Income program benefits
  • Prospective SIA enrollees cannot have had a Charter/Time Warner Cable/Bright House Networks broadband subscription within 30 days of signing up

The Mayor said, "The internet plays a key role in communication, education, and the economy. It is good that more people in our city now can utilize it."


People interested in signing up can call the Spectrum Internet Assist helpline at (844) 525-1574.