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Celebrate Powerful Women in Music and Film with Cox

One-stop shop for female inspired music, movies and shows now available with Netflix and iHeartRadio on Cox Contour.

"Mudbound" Director Dee Rees and Mary J. Blige. NETFLIX

Women's History Month is here and with that, Cox Communications (No. 18 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) has teamed up with Netflix and iHeartRadio to bring the best in girl boss entertainment to viewers and listeners through Cox Contour.  Whether it's a new Netflix show or a music playlist of the hottest trending female artists, customers can access it all in one place via the Contour interface using their voice remote.

Recently, Cox added iHeartRadio, the free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service, to Contour featuring more than a thousand live radio stations spanning a range of genres including Pop, Country, Hip-Hop, R&B, Alternative, Rock and more.  In 2017, Cox announced the availability of Netflix on Contour enabling Cox customers with a Netflix subscription to access Netflix content, along with Cox's live TV, DVR and On Demand content all within the Contour guide.

This month, many customers will be celebrating women and all they have achieved, and Cox wants to make it easy to celebrate some of the best work in entertainment all in one place.  Planning a girl's night in, or simply looking to get inspired – iHeartRadio, Netflix and Cox On Demand have all the best content available in one place during the month of March:

  • The hottest Netflix binge worthy shows featuring some of today's most celebrated actresses and directors include:

    • Jessica Jones
    • Orange Is The New Black
    • The Crown
    • Grace and Frankie
    • GLOW
    • Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
    • Stranger Things S2 (Millie Bobby Brown)
    • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman:  Malala Yousafzai (Youngest person ever to win Nobel Peace Prize)
    • Master of None (Lena Waithe's "Thanksgiving" episode)
    • Ali Wong: Baby Cobra
    • Godless
    • She's Gotta Have It
    • Dear White People
    • The OA
    • House of Cards (Robin Wright)
    • The Life and Death of Marsha P. Johnson (Great fit for theme of IWD 2018)
    • Cable Girls
    • Heroin(e)
    • Seeing Allred
    • Mudbound

  • Customers can also access a curated list of female directors on Cox OnDemand.  This collection will run on all Cox platforms through April 2.  Some of the movies featured include:

    • Hurt Locker
    • Little Miss Sunshine
    • Selma
    • The Female Brain

How to Easily Access all of this Good Stuff

To access iHeartRadio on Contour, customers simply need a compatible Contour receiver and any Cox High Speed Internet Service.

To get started, simply say "iHeartRadio," into the voice remote, or navigate to iHeartRadio through the apps menu (it can be found in the "Entertainment" section).  Additionally, customers can access iHeartRadio stations in the Contour Music menu.

Customers don't need to create an iHeartRadio account to listen to and search for music.  However, there are benefits associated with creating an account, including the ability to quickly access their personalized iHeartRadio listening experience and saved favorites.

There are no additional charges associated with accessing iHeartRadio through Contour although, because iHeartRadio is delivered via Cox High Speed Internet service, it is subject to the rules, terms and conditions that govern internet usage including any data usage plans that may apply.

Netflix can be easily accessed with the Contour remote by saying "Netflix" into it, or simply by speaking the name of your favorite Netflix shows like "Stranger Things" or "Narcos".  Click here to for an easy how-to video.

While Netflix is now fully integrated with Contour, Cox customers will need a subscription to Netflix to enjoy content from both sources.

Contour users can access movies and shows on TV, stream on a computer at or stream content through smart phones or tablets via the Contour mobile app to watch anywhere, anytime.

Cox Changes Logo, Tagline to Bring People Closer

"This will be a journey, but we want our products and employees to be advocates of real connections, not just connectivity."

Originally Published by Cox Communications.

Cox creates millions of moments of human connections every day and will focus more on what makes these connections so powerful and unique. To emphasize this shift, the company is launching new advertising, a new logo with a warmer look and feel, and a tagline of "bringing us closer."

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Cox Raises Commitment To Bridge Digital Divide With $20 Million Pledge

Cox's Connect2Compete customers report affordable internet access at home gets kids more interested in school work and makes parent involvement easier.

Originally Published by Cox Communications.

Cox Communications announced the overwhelmingly positive results of a survey of Connect2Compete program participants, a program designed for low-income families in need of internet access at home. The vast majority of parents agree low-cost internet service at home gives children a leg up for high school graduation (91 percent) and helps students get higher grades (89 percent). During a press conference in Washington D.C., Cox President Pat Esser also announced Cox is expanding its commitment to bridge the digital divide with a commitment of $20 million annually.

Connect2Compete Survey Results

The recent survey of more than 1,700 Connect2Compete participants revealed parents agree Connect2Compete:

  • Makes it easier to communicate with teachers and the school (95 percent)
  • Sets children up for success (94 percent)
  • Makes children more interested in school work (88 percent)
  • The convenience of having internet access at home is among the greatest benefits (97 percent)

According to the survey, most Connect2Compete customers are first-time internet users. Many first-time internet users lack the digital literacy skills necessary to make the most of their internet connection. To help bridge this gap, Cox Communications offers free digital literacy training and resources through the Cox Digital Academy. The digital literacy training is designed to empower low-income families to build educational, economic and social opportunities crucial to realize the full potential of a home internet connection.

Cox Expands Commitment to Bridge Digital Divide

Joined by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Founder of EveryoneOn, Zach Leverenz, Esser revealed the company surpassed a significant program milestone and is expanding its commitment to bridge the digital divide during the press event. To date, more than 400,000 people have been connected to the internet via the Connect2Compete program and the company continues to invest in the program. Esser announced the company is pledging an additional 20 million dollars to support this initiative over the next year.

"With convenient, reliable internet access at home, students can readily focus on their school work, explore their passions and ultimately reach their full potential in life," said Pat Esser, president of Cox Communications. "We will continue devoting important resources – including discounted internet service – to bolster their success and close the digital divide."

Cox has offered a low-income internet program for nearly two decades, and has a strong history of exceeding its goals for providing access to technology to students and their families – in the classroom, in the community and in homes. Through public-private partnerships and a dedicated focus across the entire Cox organization, the company continues to lead the way in closing the digital divide in the communities it serves. By connecting schools, community centers like Boys & Girls

During the back-to-school season, empowering students with the right tools is top of mind for parents and teachers. Survey respondents reported the sign-up process for Connect2Compete is a positive experience, and most participants experienced no issues when signing up via telephone at 855-222-3252 or online at Cox also regularly hosts or attends events where families can sign-up in person.

"My number one priority at the FCC is to bridge the digital divide—the gap between Americans who have access to the internet and advanced technologies and those who don't, "said FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. "That's because the internet is increasingly critical in our daily lives. I've seen this for myself in my travels across the country and that's why the FCC has taken aggressive action to extend internet access. Every American deserves to have access to digital opportunity."

Obama to Trump: We're Supposed to Stand up to Discrimination and to Nazi Sympathizers

To voters: You can make sure that white nationalists don't feel empowered to march in Charlottesville in the middle of the day.


Former President Barack Obama kicked off his campaigning for November's midterms, on Friday afternoon, and took jabs at President Trump and the spineless backbones of his Republican constituents.

Obama spared no expense rebuking the administration's actions that have emboldened racists.

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Cox: Retailers And Brands Measure Customer Engagement All Wrong

The problem isn't engagement itself, or even that marketing teams have sold their organizations on likes that didn't lead to sales – the problem is with how retailers and brands measure engagement.

Originally Published by Cox Communications.

By Nikki Baird

I came across a statistic a couple of weeks ago that intrigued me. According to a Journal of Marketing study, brands that invest in both social media and TV advertising sees a sales increase of 1% over a brand that invests in TV alone. And, the study notes, "A neutral or even negative social media post with high engagement will impact sales more than a positive post that draws no likes, comments, or shares. This is true even among customers who say their purchase decisions are not swayed by what they read on social media."

In other words, customers who are more engaged are more likely to spend. And engagement is so contagious, that consumers only have to see that others are getting engaged to actually be swayed, whether they realize it or not.

That says a lot about the power of engagement.

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Cox Business Acquires RapidScale

Strategic acquisition strengthens Cox Business' managed services and connected cloud offerings.

Originally Published by Cox Communications.

Cox Business, the commercial division of Cox Communications, announced its acquisition of RapidScale, a leading managed and hybrid managed cloud services provider that delivers secure and reliable cloud solutions to businesses of all sizes.

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Cox Communications Names Perley McBride as Chief Financial Officer

Perley Mc Bride has more than 20 years of experience in financial roles in the communications industry, including a decade at Frontier.

Originally Published by Cox Communications.

Cox Communications announced that Perley McBride will join the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Most recently, McBride was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Frontier Communications.

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YouTube Kids and NPR One Come to Cox Contour!

Cox continues to make it easy for customers to easily access everything in one place, adding YouTube Kids and NPR One alongside Netflix, YouTube, iHeartRadio, On Demand and live TV programming.

Originally Published by Cox Communications.

Cox Communications announced that YouTube Kids and NPR One are now available for Contour customers, providing seamless access to video and audio content choices right alongside TV programming, On Demand content, DVR recordings and more. Cox Contour customers can use their voice remote to launch and watch YouTube Kids videos and NPR One audio directly on their televisions, with no secondary device or need to switch inputs. These two apps are the latest additions to a series of apps accessible via the Contour platform, including Netflix, YouTube and iHeartRadio.

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