Cox announces broadband expansion in Archer, makes donation to Alachua Education Foundation

Press release from Cox Communications

ARCHER, Fla. – Today Cox Communications celebrated the expansion of its footprint in Alachua County as part of the company’s commitment to invest hundreds of millions of dollars to reach underserved and rural communities across the country. Residents interested in learning more about the service should visit Cox.com/getfiber.

Building on its longstanding efforts to create digital equity, this expansion will allow Cox to provide reliable symmetrical gigabit internet speeds across a fiber-powered network to nearly 500 residents and businesses in Archer. 

During the celebration announcement held at the Archer Community Center, Cox also presented a $10,000 gift to The Education Foundation of Alachua County to benefit Archer Elementary School’s reading and STEM programs.

“Connectivity is at the heart of everything we do, and bringing strong broadband connections to more homes and businesses in Archer will have a positive ripple effect throughout the community,” said Mark Greatrex, president of Cox Communications. “Cox is dedicated to ensuring digital equity, and it’s very important that every household in the communities we serve has access to a broadband connection, no matter what their income.”

In addition to private investments, Cox is also seeking public-private partnerships to help accelerate broadband deployment to unserved and underserved communities. Earlier this month, through Florida’s Broadband Infrastructure Program, Cox was awarded funds to further extend service in areas of northwest and central Florida to households without access to reliable broadband.

Cox is continuing to build upon its proven track record of delivering technology investments. In the last 10 years, the company has invested more than $11 billion in network upgrades to deliver some of the most powerful internet, TV, phone, smart home, and mobile services and will continue making multibillion-dollar annual infrastructure investments over the next several years. The company has a strong history of bringing the most advanced technology to offer speed, reliability, and performance when customers need it.

“While all Cox customers in Central Florida today can access gigabit speeds, we’re committed to giving customers options when it comes to the connection they need,” said Aimee Pfannenstiel, Cox Central Florida market vice president. “Our customers have counted on our reliable service for nearly 50 years, and through continued investment, we remain dedicated to being the internet provider customers can count on for the access they need now and in the future.” 

Cox delivers value beyond superior internet and entertainment services in the communities it serves. A recent economic impact assessment reported that in Central Florida, Cox has made a total economic impact of more than $280 million and generates over $12.5 million annually in state and local taxes and franchise fees. Cox has over 180 local employees and supports more than 780 jobs in the community. In addition, Cox is proud to support local nonprofits to build a better future for the next generation. Last year, Cox donated over a million dollars in cash and in-kind services to charitable organizations across Central Florida. 

  • Why not bring in another cable provider to help provide competition and drive down the excessive cable charges instead of making charitable contributions to woke BS in Alachua county?

    • Not to mention better service. You can’t buy customers with gifts to local charity while still having unreliable service.

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