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OKLAHOMA CITY - Staying connected can come at a high price. One big disadvantage for students from low-income families is access to the internet.

It's a tool that cannot only help with homework but can be crucial for finishing assignments.

In fact, 76 percent of teachers through the twelfth grade assign internet-based homework to their students.

However, only half of low-income students have that internet access.

That's why there is a partnership in the works to bridge the digital divide.

Christine Martin, from Cox Communications, stopped by our studios Friday afternoon with more information on the program.

For more information on the program, visit the Connect 2 Compete website.