How To Get Free Home Wi-Fi In New York City

Right now, internet service is vital for remote education, the latest health information and home offices. Charter cable has taken steps to help all New Yorkers get access.

For households with students (K-12 and college), the telecom outfit is offering 60 days of free broadband and Wi-Fi. You’re eligible if you don’t have an existing subscription, and Charter will waive the installation fees.

No students? Low-income households are still eligible for Charter’s Spectrum Internet Assist program. This is a low-cost broadband subscription delivering speeds of 30Mbps.

To enroll in either program, call 1-844-488-8395 and select the “new service” option. The line stays open daily until 1a.

Throughout the city, Charter is also opening Wi-Fi hotspots to the public. To see if there’s one near you, enable your device for Wi-Fi and look for “SpectrumWiFi,” or check out this map. And in Lower Manhattan, you can always use our free Alliance Wi-Fi, with hotspot locations at World Trade Center and Bowling Green, among several other areas below Chambers Street. Choose the #DwtwnAllianceFreeWiFi network.