Cox Communications Temporarily Doubles Speed Of Service For Connect2Compete Customers Through The End Of The School Year

Cox Communications today announced it will temporarily double the download speed of service for its low-income internet service Connect2Compete through the end of the 2020-21 school year. This increase will be effective Friday, December 11, 2020 through Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

As many schools across the country continue to operate virtually, this increased speed will provide families and students peace of mind to complete schoolwork, communicate with teachers, and have the same opportunities to access information as their classmates.  

“Connect2Compete was created to augment the classroom and it has now transformed to power the entire classroom for many students,” said Robert Brill, market vice president, Cox Communications Northeast. “We’ll continue to support students throughout this time of virtual learning.”  

The Connect2Compete program is available to families with at least one K-12 student at home and who participate in government subsidy programs.  Visit to learn more about the program. 

“As schools return to distance learning – many for the second or third time – our students and families need additional support, and that includes reliable internet service,” said Dr. Jim Lloyd, superintendent, Olmsted Falls City School District. “Cox has been instrumental in working with Olmsted schools and families to ensure students get affordable access to quality internet service. The added speed to Cox Connect2Compete internet service shows that Cox is committed to our students’ success.”   

In addition to offering affordable internet options, Cox continues to partner with local, regional, and national organizations including PCs for People, which provides discounted, refurbished laptops and accessories to families that qualify for the Connect2Compete program. 

Cox also is continuing to offer free access to outdoor Wifi hotspots nationwide through the end of the school year. These free access points make it easy for students to connect to the internet wherever needed. 

Additive to the internet and device offerings, Cox has partnered with The Boys & Girls Club on their digital learning platform in order to keep Connect2Compete students engaged while remote. MyFuture is The Boys & Girls Club of America’s digital platform that empowers children and teens to learn new skills, share accomplishments and earn recognition and rewards via gamification in a safe and fun online environment. Connect2Compete customers can easily access this tool in Cox’s Digital Academy, an online learning platform full of computer literacy tips, educational videos, tutorials and interactive games.

Families can qualify for Connect2Compete by visiting

Parents looking for tips and advice on how to transition from parent to teacher can learn more here.  

For more information on Cox’s coronavirus relief efforts, visit  

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We're dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.

Jeff Lavery

Jeff Lavery is the public relations manager for Cox Communications in the northeast. 

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