Roanoke, VA - Cox Communications has launched a new initiative to help less fortunate families of school aged children get high speed Internet for a much lower price.
The Connect2Compete initiative targets the families of children who participate in the National Free Lunch Program.
The internet provider is now offering service for just $9.95 per month.
It also includes a free modem and installation.
Educators in Roanoke recently identified a correlation between a student's academic performance and internet access at home.
Families can sign up through the end of the year.