On October 9, 2019 Cox Communications officials announced the news of their decision to increase the speed of their low-income internet product by 65%. This low-income internet product, Connect2Compete, is basically available to families with school-aged children enrolled under the low-income assistance programs. The intent behind Cox’s decision to boost the speed of their low budget internet programs is to facilitate students.

You can enjoy 25mbps download speed:


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Now all Connect2Compete customers can enjoy speeds up to 25 Mbps when downloading. Uploading speeds are also being increased from 1 to 3 megabytes per second. The best thing about this new reform is that it is set to be implemented automatically upon all Compete2Connect subscriptions; customers would not have to do anything in particular in order to avail themselves of this.

President Patrick J. Esser has indicated how passionate Cox internet is about empowering kids with the strength of technology and tools. He emphasized Cox believes in striving to help children create a bright future for themselves, adding that the main purpose of increasing the speed of Connect2Compete program is to facilitate school going children since they need the internet the most in order to be productive and competitive in and out of the classroom.

No Modem fee and additional charges:

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Cox proudly flaunts the fact they have provided around 500,000 people the opportunity to use internet through their Connect2Compete program; 60 percent of these in fact connected to internet for the very first time with Cox. The most interesting thing about Cox’s Connect2Compete program is that the customer doesn’t have to bear the burden of modem rental and/or additional charges. No deposit fee is asked for and customers can avail themselves of this program without their credit score meeting the otherwise set benchmarks.  

Cox promoting digital literacy through Cox Digital Academy:

Cox promoting digital literacy

Back in 2017, Cox Communications expanded the Connect2Compete program by providing several free online tools through the Cox Digital Academy. The sole purpose of this extension was to increase digital literacy among children and low-income families so they can stay in touch with the ever changing dynamics of the technological age.

In 2018, Cox communications conducted a survey and gathered the opinion of 1700 Connect2Compete participants. The survey indicated:

  • 95% parents think Connect2Compete is facilitating communication with teachers and schools
  • 94% guardians think the program is placing their children on the ladder to success
  • 88% participants think Connect2Compete is the reason their children are taking more interest in school work
  • 97% participants agree with the fact that having the internet is actually making their lives easier

You may have, just now, come to hear about this program by Cox Communications, but Connect2Compete has in fact been here for almost two decades. It boasts a strong history when it comes to providing internet access to students and families in the low-income tier. The company continues to do so through both public and private partnerships, and is trying to provide quality service to the communities it serves. It would not be an overstatement to say Cox is lending a helping hand in creating strongly intact neighbourhoods, schools and cities by connecting different community centres, clubs and homes.

Cox Communications is dedicated to shaping an eloquent human relationship through broadband services. One of the largest private telecom companies in America, Cox is serving approximately six million homes and businesses across 18 states. The best thing about them is they are committed to making America digital-friendly.