Northern Virginia is an amazing place to live, work and raise a family, some of whom are struggling right now. Supporting those in need is what spurred Cox to act during the COVID-19 pandemic. They've done this through the following investments:
- Keep Americans Connected: Cox supported Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s, Keep Americans Connected pledge to ensure Americans did not lose their broadband or telephone connectivity as a result of these exceptional circumstances.
- 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, and eligible new subscribers get two months free through September 30.
- 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
- 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 Inova Health System and Sentara Healthcare here in Virginia.