The Tucson Chamber of Commerce recently announced that Cox Communications's Connect2Compete initiative has now provided internet connections and access to other digital technologies to 260,000 low-income people.
Connect2Compete was launched in 2012 as a partnership between Cox and the American Library Association to boost the educational and job opportunities for low-income people.
"Through our partnership, we will ensure that the libraries never close for our families, expanding the reach of their digital collections and services, and empowering more families to experience limitless learning,” Pat Esser, president of Cox Communications, said.
The program gives libraries an upper-hand as they are the main providers for the service. The associations are hoping this program will continue to "make a real difference in people's lives."
“Libraries make powerful partners in bridging the digital divide,” Felton Thomas Jr., president of the Public Library Association, said. “This new effort with Cox Communications effectively connects in-person training with online resources and community outreach to make a real difference in people’s lives.”
This service will be offered in the Pima County Public Library.