Free Spectrum broadband, Wi-Fi available to students and their households nationwide

Charter says that installation fees will be waived for new student households. "Americans rely on high speed broadband in almost every aspect of their lives and Charter is committed to ensuring our customers maintain reliable access to the online resources and information they want and need", the statement said.

That's why Charter Communications is now offering households with K-12 students or college students free Spectrum Wi-Fi for 60 days as education becomes increasingly dependent on digital alternatives, according to a press release Friday.

Charter Spectrum is continuing to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, a high-speed broadband program to eligible low-income households, and it will open Wi-Fi hotspots for public use around the country. The cable operator noted that it does not impose data caps or usage surcharges on broadband service.

Charter has about 29 million customers across a 41-state footprint.

Charter Communications, the parent company of Spectrum, was one of the telecoms that took up the FCC's Keep Americans Connected Pledge last week.

Some colleges, including Syracuse University, are switching to online classes, at least temporarily.

"Americans rely on high-speed broadband in almost every aspect of their lives and Charter is committed to ensuring our customers maintain reliable access to the online resources and information they want and need", the company said in the announcement.

In addition, Charter, which is based in CT, will partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of these tools that help students learn remotely.