Charter Commits $1 Million to 2022 Spectrum Digital Education, Boosting Overall Program Investment to $8 Million

Charter Commits $1 Million to 2022 Spectrum Digital Education, Boosting Overall Program Investment to $8 Million

Spectrum Grants Fund Broadband Education, Training and Literacy; Organizations and Community Nonprofits Can Apply for Funding June 1 through June 24

STAMFORD, Conn. – Charter Communications, Inc. today announced it will commit an additional $1 million towards the 2022 Spectrum Digital Education grant initiative, bringing its total investment in the six-year-old digital literacy program to $8 million. Nonprofit organizations that offer broadband education, training and technology can apply for support here, beginning Wednesday, June 1 through Friday, June 24, at 5 p.m. ET, and recipients will be announced in the fall.

“As one of the nation’s largest broadband providers, Charter is committed to supporting local programs that promote digital literacy and inclusion, further investing in the communities we serve,” said Rahman Khan, Vice President of Community Impact for Charter. “Through Spectrum Digital Education, thousands of people across our footprint have had the opportunity to learn about the benefits of digital technology and incorporate it into their lives, teaching critical skills that help improve and strengthen the cities and towns where we live and work.”

Spectrum Digital Education Grants Impact Communities Across the Nation

Charter launched Spectrum Digital Education in 2017, recognizing that education and digital literacy are as important as affordability relative to a household’s lack of broadband service. Through February 2022, Spectrum Digital Education grants and in-kind contributions have impacted 99 nonprofit organizations and more than 95,000 people in 22 states and Washington, D.C. Nonprofit grantees have used the funding to provide computers to those without digital access and digital literacy training for older adults. Funding also has been used to help expand nonprofits’ online programs, purchase software to make technology more accessible for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and to combat isolation amongst senior citizens.

Recent nonprofit grantees include Ashbury Community Services, Inc., a Cleveland, Ohio nonprofit which has used Spectrum Digital Education funding to provide educational programs to help seniors enhance their technology skills using digital devices and tools to improve their quality of life. Another grantee, Kramden Institute in Raleigh, NC, recently was awarded funding to provide basic computer training for up to 150 senior citizens giving each participant a refurbished laptop. Charter also gave $45,000 in Spectrum Digital Education funding to two Madison, WI-area nonprofits, Urban League of Greater Madison and 100 Black Men. The grant will help the Urban League expand the digital capacity of its employment programs and provide 100 Black Men technical help towards its goal of connecting 3,000 families to the internet.

To be eligible for a Spectrum Digital Education grant, organizations must serve communities located within Charter’s 41-state service area and have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. More information on how to apply is available here.

Source: Charter Communications

Mediacom Communications Named US Best Managed Company for Second Straight Year

Mediacom Communications Corporation is proud to announce it has been selected as a 2022 US Best Managed Company. Sponsored by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal, the program recognizes outstanding U.S. private companies and the achievements of their management teams. This marks the second year in a row that Mediacom has earned this distinguished honor.

The 2022 designees are U.S. private companies that have demonstrated excellence in strategic planning and execution, a commitment to their people and fostering a dynamic, resilient culture, as well as strong financials. These companies continued to propel their businesses forward by prioritizing purpose, investing in their workforces, and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within their organizations.

“On the heels of reaching the historic milestone of 100 consecutive quarters of year-over-year revenue growth, we are incredibly honored to once again be named a US Best Managed Company,” said Rocco B. Commisso, Mediacom’s founder, Chairman and CEO.  “Each day, the 4,000 members of the Mediacom Family strive to provide the residents and businesses in the 1,500 communities we serve access to the tools and technology needed to keep pace in today’s global economy. This esteemed recognition would not have been possible without their unwavering dedication to our customers.”

Applicants are evaluated and selected by a panel of external judges focused on assessing hallmarks of excellence in four key areas: strategy, ability to execute, corporate culture and governance/financial performance. They join a global ecosystem of honorees from more than 40 countries recognized by the Best Managed Companies program.

About the Best Managed Companies Program

The Best Managed Companies program is a mark of excellence for private companies. U.S. designees have revenues of at least $250 million. Hundreds of private companies around the world have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates four key criteria in their management skills and practices — strategy, execution, culture and financials. U.S. program sponsors are Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal. For more information, visit


Source: Mediacom