Cox Launches New Spanish Language Content in Expanded Digital Academy

Originally Published by Cox Communications.

At the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Convention, Cox Communications announced the expansion of the Cox Digital Academy to include free Spanish-language resources designed to broaden opportunities for the Hispanic population through technology. Cox Digital Academy, part of Cox’s commitment to narrow the digital divide, offers valuable online resource for parents, students and educators seeking to improve their digital skills. Cox is also supporting the convention by educating families about the discounted home internet service available through its Connect2Compete program.


“We are committed to giving every child the opportunity to reach their full potential; digital skills and access to a fast and reliable internet connection are essential to thrive in today’s world. Cox’s expanded Connect2Compete program includes digital literacy training tools in local libraries and online through the free Cox Digital Academy. As we continue to meet the needs of the communities that we serve, we are proud to add more than thirty articles and videos that are available in Spanish and English,” said Cox Communications President Pat Esser.

The Cox Digital Academy features content, tools and resources from Common Sense Media, EVERFI and the Public Library Association. Spanish-language resources available through the Cox Digital Academy range from computer and internet basics to educational games for students of all ages. Examples of Spanish-language content include, but are not limited to:

  • How to use media and tech to raise bilingual kids
  • Overview of how to effectively use parental controls
  • Facts about online predators, cyber bullying and general bullying
  • Cyber Safety, including social media tips and warning signs to look out for
  • Apps designed to help students boost their math skills over summer vacation
  • Kindergarten readiness resources

This week, a team of bilingual Cox brand ambassadors are demonstrating the Digital Academy resources at the LULAC National Convention and showcasing Connect2Compete, Cox’s discounted internet service. Families with at least one K-12 student living in public housing or qualifying for a free or reduced school lunch through the National School Lunch Program are eligible to sign up for the Connect2Compete discounted internet service at home, and also have free access to more than 500,000 Cox WiFi and Cable WiFi hotspots located in high-traffic areas nationwide. More than 350,000 people have benefitted from Connect2Compete since its creation.

Cox has a strong history of providing students and their families access to technology in the classroom, in the community and at home. Along with Connect2Compete and the Cox Digital Academy, Cox is dedicated to supporting local communities and technology adoption. Cox has installed more than 100 Technology Centers at Boys & Girls Clubs of America Clubhouses across the country, each includes computers, monitors, laptops, printers as well internet service. The Tech Centers are designed to enable students to complete their school assignments and learn critical digital literacy skills that are important to their future success.

More information on the Cox Digital Academy here: www.cox.com/aboutus/connect2compete/digital-academy.html.

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