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Cox to double internet speed for low-cost subscribers

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Cox says, at no additional cost, it will double internet speeds for 500,000 low-cost subscribers with its ConnectAssist and Connect2Compete options from 50 Mbps to 100 Mbps starting March 31 .

Cox says it also participates in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and is expanding eligibility for its low-cost internet program to meet ACP criteria. The program helps provide households with the internet they need for work, school, healthcare and more at an affordable rate. Eligible customers can visit cox.com/digitalequity to register.

“We are committed to the Affordable Connectivity program as it aligns with our values ​​and our digital equity strategy to provide greater access to more people,” said Anthony Pope, Senior Vice President, Southern Region. -Is. “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.”

On Monday, Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Louisiana to discuss the importance of broadband in rural areas and the need for high-speed internet. Gov. John Bel Edwards said earlier this month the state is set to receive nearly $30 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce to expand broadband to several parishes.