Cox Las Vegas announces two national initiatives

Cox Las Vegas announces two national initiatives

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Jun 29, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Cox Las Vegas announced two national initiatives in June, aimed at bridging the Digital Divide in Southern Nevada.

The first announcement involved Connect2Compete, a nationwide initiative that makes high-speed, low-cost Internet, computers and free digital literacy accessible to eligible low-income families.

Cox Las Vegas is giving eligible families who have at least one K-12 child enrolled in the National School Lunch Program access to high-speed Internet service for $9.95 per month, for up to two years.

A broadband modem and professional installation are also included at no charge.

Also, through a host of hardware and software partners, Connect2Compete is providing the opportunity to purchase new and refurbished computers for under $200.

For more information on this, call 1-855-222-3252.

The second announcement involved the unveiling of two Cox Tech Centers at the Boyd and Montandon Boys & Girls Clubs, both of which are funded by a James M. Cox Foundation grant.

Each club was given 10 desktop computers, 19-inch monitors, a Microsoft software package, free installation and live training.

"One of the things that we really assessed was that there was this digital divide that was impacting kids and how they were able to get the right kind of education and be able to compete effectively in school and to really position themselves for their future," said Mike Bolognini, Cox Communications.

With the addition of these two centers, more than 600 kids now have state of the art computers that will help them explore their interests and futures.