Make it a smart start to the new school year this fall by supporting your favorite school with a nomination in Charter’s ‘Back to School Laptop Contest’. Fifty laptop computers will be awarded to two winning schools on September 27. Winners will posted on the contest web site at

“Charter supports our schools and students’ education through many different means,” said Joe Boullion, Charter’s vice president and general manager for Michigan. “In addition to providing our TV service free to schools, this contest will help the winning schools advance the use of the Internet for education and information that our students need to be successful.”   

Contest nominations are open to anyone 18 years of age and older and can be made online by at and submitting a story telling why you believe  your favorite school should win. Nominations close on August 12 when a panel of judges will narrow the entries down to the 50 best nominations. From Aug. 16 through Sept. 20, the public will be able to vote online for the best nominations, with the two highest vote-getters winning 50 laptops for their schools. 

While visitng for more information on the Back to School laptop contest, register for Charter’s “Laptop-A-Day Giveaway” sweepstakes. Charter will be drawing one laptop winner each day now through September 19. Customers ordering any Charter products through that date will be automatically entered in the daily drawing and no purchase is necessary to enter.

Charter Communications Inc. (CCMM – OTC Bulletin Board) is Michigan’s No. 2 cable TV provider and provides phone and Internet services.

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