Cox Commits $60M to Close Digital Learning Gap

Cox Square 1 2ATLANTA – Cox Communications President and CEO Pat Esser announced in a live press conference today that Cox will pledge $60 million over the next year to close the digital learning gap.

Esser urged the need for collaboration to solve the digital divide.  

“Our commitment remains strong, but we cannot do this alone. We need to keep partnering with cities, school districts, counties and community-based organizations to get families connected,” said Esser. “Connection is more important than ever before, especially for kids.” 

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Esser also announced that Cox will be extending the company’s offer to new customers that qualify for Connect2Compete. New customers that sign up for the program before the end of the year will receive the company’s low-cost internet for two months free, and $9.95 per month thereafter. Cox’s outdoor Wifi hotspots will also remain available.

The press conference included Jim Steyer, founder and CEO of Common Sense Media; Dr. Jesus Jara, the Superintendent of the Clark County School District in Nevada, Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV); and Michael Powell, president and CEO of the Internet and Television Association. 

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