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At Mediacom, we want to make this as simple as possible for you and your family. Please feel free to call us. We'd be glad to answer any questions you may have about Connect-2-Compete and its qualifications. Answers to the commonly asked questions can be found below.

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Who is eligible for Mediacom Connect-2-Compete?

Your household may qualify if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • Live in a community (or area) where Mediacom offers internet service (generally, Mediacom's network is available within city boundaries; we can check to see which addresses are located along our extensive broadband network)
  • Have at least one child who qualifies for free or reduced-price school lunch through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
  • Have NOT subscribed to Mediacom internet service in the past 90 days
  • Do not have an outstanding Mediacom bill or unreturned equipment.*

I subscribe to Mediacom for my cable TV service. Can I still be eligible?

You would still be eligible as long as you are in good standing and have not subscribed to Mediacom Internet service within the last 90 days. The same would apply to past customers of Mediacom.

How long can someone continue to receive reduced-price internet service through the program?

Once enrolled, Connect- 2-Compete participants will be able to continue receiving internet service for $9.95 a month (plus tax) for two years as long as at least one child in the household continues to receive free or reduced-price lunches under the National School Lunch Program and they do not:

  • Close their Mediacom account
  • Violate Mediacom's Customer Agreement for Residential Services

After the two year period has come to an end, you must re-qualify for the program under the same guidelines.

How fast is the home internet service offered as part of the Connect-2-Compete?

Mediacom Connect 2 Compete provides home internet service with download speeds of up to 10 Mbps. This is the only speed offered through the program.

What type of computer is included and what kind of software does it have?

The home computer will need to have Microsoft Office software installed. Connect-2-Compete is affiliated with a non-profit organization called Everyone On. As one of its objectives, Everyone On tries to help families purchase a low-cost laptop or a desktop computer. For information about low-cost computers or digital literacy programs, call 1-855-EVRY1ON (1-855-387-9166) or visit everyoneon.org.

What is covered by the $9.95 + tax monthly charge?

Mediacom's Connect-2-Compete program makes the internet more affordable. For $9.95 + tax per month you can enjoy up to 10 Mbps download speeds at home, and Wi-Fi is included. This special educational price is good for two years and requires no up-front deposit or equipment rental fees. The monthly price applies to a single outlet and basic modem. If your household requires custom installation, additional outlets or other Mediacom services and service appointments, additional charges apply. This price is good for two years, includes Wi-Fi and free professional installation and requires no up-front deposit or equipment rental fees.

Up to 10 Mbps
$9.95* a month
Plus taxes and fees; includes wireless service

  • No deposit
  • No contract
  • No installation fees
  • No equipment rental fees
  • Wi-Fi modem via no-cost lease

Thank you for your interest in the Mediacom Connect-2-Compete program. We'd love to help you and your family bring the power of the internet home. You can start the application process online or you may apply over the phone by calling one of our representatives at 1-855-904-2225.

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*Offer is available only to residential Mediacom Internet customers who have not subscribed to Mediacom Internet services within the prior 90 days, do not have an outstanding Mediacom balance or unreturned equipment and meet the eligibility criteria. Monthly price of $9.95/month (plus tax) is available so long as the eligibility criteria are met; if at any time customer no longer meets the eligibility criteria, the then-standard rates for Internet service and equipment shall apply. The service includes Internet service with download speeds up to 10 Mbps on a single outlet and one WiFi modem. Modem remains the property of Mediacom and must be returned upon termination of service to avoid charges. Mediacom Connect2Compete is a residential Internet service intended for educational use. Participants must conform to requirements of the Mediacom Online ® Internet Access Service Customer and User Agreement and Mediacom's Acceptable Use Policy. It is not a school program, and is not endorsed or required by your school. Your school is not responsible for Connect2Compete accounts. No school funds were used for this notice or website. Call 1-855-904-2225 for more details or to visit with a Mediacom Connect2Compete representative. Offer, prices and eligibility criteria may change from time to time.
** Families with an outstanding bill or unreturned equipment can discuss payment options with Mediacom customer support representatives to determine how a resolution can be met. Call 1-855-904-2225 for more details.