Charter Spectrum Donation!

Charter Spectrum Donation!

The Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA) is proud to announce that it has received a donation of 50 laptops from Charter Spectrum to promote the availability of expanded broadband access and Spectrum Internet Assist. The laptops will be given to older adults receiving services through ACCA’s 14 programs.

On Wednesday, October 16, Charter Communications, Inc., joined Mayor Kelly Girtz and Representative Houston Gaines for the donation, presentation and corresponding Lunch and Learn that provided attendees the opportunity to learn about Charter Spectrum, the gift and guidance on how to utilize available online resources. The Lunch and Learn consisted of ACCA’s GeorgiaCares Coordinator, Stacia Coggins, giving a presentation on the new Medicare Plan Finder and discussing how beneficiaries could get assistance during Medicare’s annual open enrollment with an ACCA certified GeorgiaCares counselor.

“Spectrum Internet Assist helps bring a whole new world of digital access and opportunity to low-income families and seniors,” said Catherine Fleming, Charter’s director of government affairs in Georgia. “Spectrum Internet Assist is an important next step in providing true high-speed connections to consumers who would otherwise continue to face a digital inequality in this country. It’s crucial for broadband providers like us to play a role in bridging the digital divide so that everyone has access to the information and tools they need to succeed in today’s economy.”

“We are thrilled to receive this wonderful donation from Charter Spectrum. This gift represents their commitment and care for the Athens Community. We often hear about seniors needing access to a computer and internet services and know this will be a great help to many of the clients that we serve,” said Eve Anthony President/CEO of ACCA.

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