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COX Donates Chromebooks to Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana Members to Access NEW Virtual Club Program

Lafayette, LA –Cox has donated 20 Chromebooks to Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana for members who want access to their new virtual Club program services. In accordance with the stay at home order, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Acadiana has temporarily closed their 5 Club locations and has shifted to online programming to keep kids and families connected to resources and activities while at home. These Chromebooks will be made available to Club members with an immediate need and will continue to serve the organization once Clubs are able to reopen.

In a survey sent out to 850 Boys & Girls Club members, 81% of families expressed a desire for virtual programming with 47 children identified as needing a device to access those online programs. Cox, a long-time supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana, continues to help provide for families in need.

Cox announced additional relief offerings to support residential customers during the coronavirus pandemic. New plans include offering a low-income internet tier with no annual contract and relaxing data usage overage charges for all tiers.

Cox is offering the following through May 15:

· A $19.99 offer for new Starter internet customers with a temporary boost up to 50 Mbps download speeds, no annual contract or qualifications to help low income and those impacted from Coronavirus challenges, like seniors and college students.

· Eliminating data usage overages beginning today to meet the higher bandwidth demands. Customers with a 500 GB or Unlimited data usage add-on plan will receive credits.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana has been a pillar in the community for 50 years focusing on their mission “to enable all young people, especially those that need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.” For more information on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana call 337-268-9555, email rwheeler@bgcacadiana.com or visit www.bgcacadiana.com