Cox supplied this information to United Way to ensure those in Central Georgia have access to the internet during the COVID-19 crisis.
"Cox is supporting the FCC’s Keep America Connected initiative as part of the company’s ongoing coronavirus response efforts. As part of its commitment, Cox pledges for the next 60 days to: not terminate service to any residential or small business customer because of an inability to pay their bills due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic; waive any late fees that any residential or small business customer incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic; and will open Cox WiFi hotspots to help keep the public connected in this time of need.
Cox is also working to quickly connect as many low-income families as possible. We have three easy ways to get students connected:
1. Families can directly apply at cox.com/connect2compete. The website is optimized for mobile use as most families are connecting with their mobile device.
2. Schools can supply a list of addresses in Excel to fast track the process by sending an email to email@example.com. There is no need to share names or contact information, home addresses needed only.
3. Families can subscribe to Starter Internet at a reduced rate of $19.99 with one month free and no need to provide documentation. This offer provides a temporary boost up to 50 Mbps download speeds, no annual contract or qualifications to help low income and those impacted from Coronavirus challenges, like seniors and college students. The first month is free for this service until May 15."