For more information visit the Cox Communications COVID-19 Response Page.
Virginia is an amazing place to live, work and raise a family. But that doesn’t happen without private investment. As the largest private telecommunications company, we’ve invested billions of dollars in our regional network and we’ll continue to invest to prepare for the future. With speeds rivaling any major city in the US, our world-class broadband infrastructure brings more comfort, convenience, security, entertainment and connectivity to Virginians every day.
With thousands of miles of fiber across the Commonwealth, we’re proud to connect Virginians to the things that matter most. From startups to data centers, homes and schools to biomedical research facilities, our carrier-grade network connects families to the entertainment they love, and businesses to the global economy they require.
We also believe in empowering our communities thought investment – not only financially but with kindness and compassion.
- Connect2Compete: There are still some families who aren’t currently connected to high-speed internet at home. Children in those families are at risk of falling behind in school, especially during this time of distance learning. Our Connect2Compete program offers low-cost internet to families on government assistance who have K-12 children. With no annual contract, no equipment fee and an easy installation, families can get a broadband connection at home for less than $10 a month.
- Grants: In response to the growing strain on feeding the community during COVID-19, Cox Charities and the James M. Cox Foundation donated a total $125,000 in grants to local food banks and meal delivery services including Meals on Wheels, the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank and the Fredericksburg Regional Foodbank.
- Heroes of Distance Learning: To celebrate those teachers going above and beyond to keep their students engaged during distance learning, we awarded 11 Heroes of Distance Learning $1,000 grants for virtual classroom makeovers.
- PPE Donation: In response to the growing strain on hospitals as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to climb, the company announced that mask donation valued at more than $2.2 million will be distributed across 12 hospitals in Cox markets including Sentara Healthcare and Inova Health System.
- Summer Reading: Books can be both windows into new perspectives and mirrors that reflect a reader’s own experiences. With this in mind, we donated more than 500 books to Roanoke City Public Schools that feature diverse characters, storylines and authors in an effort to encourage social justice dialogue in schools, families and communities. Additionally, we donated $10,000 worth of incentive prices to encourage more students to read this summer.
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