Cox Communications Press Release
Cox will double the download speed of its ConnectAssist and Connect2Compete low-cost Internet options from 50 Mbps to 100 Mbps, beginning March 31, 2022. The more than 500,000 people participating in these programs will benefit from these faster speeds at no additional cost.
In addition, Cox participates in the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and has expanded eligibility for its Low-Cost Internet Program to meet ACP criteria. With the application of the $30 ACP Internet Grant, more people will have the opportunity to receive free 100 Mbps Internet service. Customers can visit cox.com/digitalequity to find out if they are eligible and to enroll in these programs.
“We are committed to the Affordable Connectivity Program because it aligns with our values and our digital equity strategy to provide greater access to more people,” said Mark Greatrex, President of Cox Communications. “It’s a powerful example of how public and private partnerships can ensure that households of all economic statuses can unlock the possibilities that high-speed broadband has to offer.”
Cox Affordability Program Updates
The new Cox Partner Portal is a one-stop destination to educate and engage organizations that want to work alongside Cox to champion digital equity for low-income families. Organizations interested in partnering with Cox can join the mission by registering on the portal where manuals, case studies and details on how to get involved reside. Visit Cox.com/lowcostinternet for more information.
While the internet is important, digital literacy training is another key to ensuring people know how to unlock the power of broadband. Cox recently revamped its digital literacy program, the Cox Digital Academy. Designed to connect people with free access to tips, educational videos and tutorials to ensure safe and effective online behavior, the Digital Academy is updated with relevant new information thanks to content contributors such as Boys & Girls Club of America, Common Sense, Make Music Count and Microsoft Airband.
“Having the skills to live, learn and work in an increasingly digital world is one of the most important skills people need to thrive today,” said Malcolm Mitchell, author, Super Champion Bowl and founder of the Share the Magic Foundation. Cox and Malcolm have partnered since 2021 to deliver digital equity in diverse low-income neighborhoods.
About the Cox Affordability Program
Cox is dedicated to ensuring digital equity for households of all incomes and economic status in our communities. Whether learning from home, working remotely or surfing the web, internet access is crucial for all children and adults. Cox offers several affordable internet programs to eligible households to keep our communities connected, in addition to digital literacy training and discounted computers. To learn more about Cox’s dedication to digital equity and explore affordable internet tiers, please visit cox.com/digitalequity.