Cox Communications doubles speed for low-income families

Cox Communications said it is doubling the download speed of the company´s discounted Internet service available to low-income families with school-aged children.

Starting early next month, Cox´s Connect2Compete internet speed will increase to 10 Mbps. Cox also will offer in-home WiFi as part of the monthly service package of USD9.95. Cox continues to narrow the digital divide by actively promoting the advantages of the discounted service available through the Connect2Compete program throughout its 18-state footprint.

With many schools today providing devices to their students as part of their educational experience, the increased speeds and WiFi service from Cox will make it easier for all members of a household to access the Internet at the same time.

The faster Connect2Compete speeds customers will allow students to access homework assignments or easily watch educational videos. Parents also can stay involved in their student´s education by easily accessing report cards and interacting with teachers online.

The increased speeds will go into effect on December 3, 2015, benefiting nearly 130,000 people already connected to the program. Equipment for in-home WiFi will be included for all families who enroll in the program after December 3, 2015.

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network.