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Phoenix Elementary School District

Phoenix, Arizona

History

Cox Communications® brings state-of-the-art connectivity to the Phoenix Elementary School District.

At the simple click of a mouse or tap of a computer key, students in the Phoenix Elementary School District have the world at their fingertips at the highest possible Internet speed available thanks to a new partnership with Cox Business. Cox Business just inked a deal with the Phoenix Elementary School District to provide the district's connectivity, meaning high speed Internet beginning in July.

Solutions

"This partnership so greatly increases connectivity and bandwidth size that when teachers use the Internet as an instructional tool, the speed will increase by 100 percent and in some cases even faster. It's a phenomenal tool for the students to use in the classrooms," says Tom Lind, the director of instructional technology for the district.

There are 15 schools in the Phoenix Elementary School District and a number of administrative offices and sites, which Cox Business will link together. The schools will communicate back and forth on a private network that links them together, and will allow information to go out to all of the district's schools simultaneously from a central location.

"Cox is very pleased to be providing high speed Internet services and state-of-the-art technology to the students and teachers of Arizona. This is a win-win partnership for everyone, especially and most importantly the students," says Mike Petty, vice president for Cox Business.

Results

There are approximately 7,900 students in the Phoenix Elementary School District and 500 teachers. It's the oldest school district in Phoenix, which will now be outfitted with the newest and best possible technology. Just last week, J.D. Power and Associates’ released its 2006 Major Provider Business Telecommunications Data Services StudySM. It ranked Cox Business the “Highest in Business Satisfaction With Small/Midsize Data Service Providers” in the nation.

Note to media: For interviews with a Cox Business Service expert please call Linda Nofer at (623) 328-3267. To interview someone from the Phoenix Elementary School District please call Sara Bresnahan at (602) 549-4763.

Cox Communications® Arizona
Cox Communications®, the nation’s third largest cable television provider, is a multi-service broadband communications company serving over two million residential and business service subscribers in Phoenix and Southern Arizona. A service subscriber measures an individual service purchased by a customer. In the Phoenix area, Cox serves more than 1.7 million service subscribers in 23 communities. In Southern Arizona, Cox serves nearly 300,000 service subscribers in 14 communities. Cox’s 15,000-mile hybrid fiber coaxial cable network throughout Phoenix and Southern Arizona, provides homes and businesses digital television, high-speed Internet access and telephone service. Cox Communications, Inc. serves approximately 6.6 million customers nationwide, including 6.3 million basic cable subscribers. For two consecutive years, Cox Digital Telephone received highest honors from J.D. Power and Associates in Local Residential Telephone Customer Satisfaction in the Western region (2003-2004). It also ranked #1 in Customer Satisfaction for Bundled Residential Long Distance Telephone Services in a National J.D. Power and Associates Study. Statewide, Cox contributes more than $10 million annually in cash and in-kind contributions to community-based organizations, including local youth and education programs.

Phoenix Elementary School District #1
Serving kindergarten through eighth grade students since 1871, Phoenix Elementary School District #1 is steeped in heritage and tradition and located in the heart of downtown Phoenix. The District offers a breadth of special programs and curriculum and is dedicated to the total development of every student by setting high expectations and fostering academic leadership. For more information on Phoenix Elementary School District #1 please visit www.phxelem.k12.az.us.

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