Step One: Qualify

To be considered for the Connect2Compete program, applicants must meet and verify the following requirements:

  • Have at least one K-12 student living in the household
  • Participate in one of the following: the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), SNAP, TANF or Public Housing

Eligible families can apply online or by calling 1-855-222-3252. Paper applications will be accepted for those who were previously not approved. Additional proof is then required to determine eligibility.

Step Two: Enroll

After your household has qualified, you will be connected with a Cox Connect2Compete representative who will help you enroll for high-speed internet services. The representative will confirm that you are eligible for Cox services if you have :

  • Not subscribed to Cox High Speed Internet service in the last 90 days
  • No outstanding Cox bills or unreturned equipment

Step Three: Connect

Once enrolled, a Cox representative will schedule a visit to your home to install any necessary outlets, setup your WiFi modem and activate internet access. After that, it's time to connect!

Once connected, check out our Cox Digital Academy with a wealth of free online educational resources and training, including educational games, computer and internet basics, social media and online safety, and financial literacy.