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Cox Provides Free Internet and Phone Services for New Kent, County VA Residents Through Mobile Site
Sep 02, 2011 (04:09 PM EDT)


-As numerous teams work to restore power & other connectivity to this region, Cox offers support-

-97% of Cox customers have service restored-

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications is providing free internet and phone services for residents of New Kent County and surrounding areas that have been hardest hit by Hurricane Irene.

Cox's remote trailer is located at 12001 Courthouse Circle in New Kent County. This is the command center for a number of New Kent's emergency operations.

The Cox site houses several laptops and cordless phones for customer usage.  There is also an HD television on site for customer usage.

The site is available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Saturday through Tuesday, September 6. This service will assist those residents needing to make calls to family and friends and for those needing to use the internet for personal needs. Representatives are on site to assist with their usage of this equipment.

"Hurricane Irene was a powerful storm. New Kent County and other areas within the Cox service area who had extensive damage and power loss. We hope to help those in need by providing this site for residential use of our phone, internet and television services until the restoration is complete. Our teams continue to work around the clock to restore services to these areas," says Gary McCollum, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cox Virginia.  

Finally, restoration is nearly complete for the Cox Hampton Roads area. More than 97% of Cox customers have service restored.

For more information, contact Felicia Blow at (757) 222-8432 or felicia.blow@cox.com

About Cox Communications:

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves more than 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for six years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.

SOURCE Cox Communications