TUCSON, Ariz. — Cox is offering two months of free internet service for low-income families to help get the school year started.
In addition to the free low-tier online access, the company is also offering a free WiFi modem rental and access to WiFi hot spots. The program is called Cox Connect2Compete.
New customers must sign up by Sept. 30 for the service. After the free period, the cost will be about $10 a month.
"Distance learning is the new normal, and we're focused on removing barriers so all kids can advance in this environment," said Cox spokeswoman Lisa Lovallo, Market Vice President, in a statement. "The internet levels the playing field and there are kids that need us now more than ever."
Cox is also partnering with schools and businesses to offer low-cost. refurbished computer equipment at PCs for People.
The requirements are that a household has at least one K-12 student and takes part in rhe National School Lunch Program, SNAP, TANF, Head Start, WIC, LIHEAP or public housing.
To apply, click here.