For hundreds of Douglas, Washington, Cass, Dodge and Sarpy County residents set to receive Cox ( high-speed internet for the first time, a new independent survey says an improvement in quality of life is expected to soon follow.

In January, a close collaboration between Cox Communications and Nebraska Broadband Bridge Program (NBBP) resulted in a $2.4 million grant award, that when matched with Cox’s own $1.3 million investment, will help Cox bring vital connectivity to more than 500 households in those counties surrounding the Greater Omaha Metro area in 2025. However, reliable high-speed internet is only the beginning.

Cox recently expanded its fiber network to reach more than 50,000 households in Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Virginia that were previously unserved or underserved. Now, a newly released independent survey of nearly 6,000 households in those new Cox areas found it drove significant impact by stimulating economic growth, narrowing the education gap and encouraging younger generations to remain in their communities with greater prospects of remote learning and working. In total, a full 86 percent of all respondents said Cox’s internet improved their lives. Please visit to see the full results.

This survey confirms what Cox already know – a CONNECTED COMMUNITY thrives, bringing a world within reach. But it will take the entire community—households, service providers, government officials and partners like NBBP—to get there.

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