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Above Owen is pictured with his dad Gale and Cox Communications’ Stephanie Stallworth

Henderson middle school student Owen Fulton receives Cox’s Gig 4 Good award for his “Kid’s Stuff” podcast

Honoring customers’ good deeds and Cox’s promise to providing Gig speeds throughout Southern Nevada

Owen Fulton, a 13-year-old Henderson resident, received Cox Communications’ “Gig 4 Good” award, a special recognition that acknowledges Cox’s commitment to offering Gig internet speeds to customers throughout Southern Nevada and those who use their Cox high-speed internet for good.

Through the “Gig 4 Good” award, Cox will provide Owen’s family with one year of free Gigablast internet service, valued at more than $1,200. This will enable the Pinecrest Academy student to continue to grow and share his “Kid’s Stuff” podcast. Listeners throughout the United States and several countries, including educators and home-school groups, regularly tune in to “Kid’s Stuff” to hear interesting topics in a family-friendly format that encourages listeners to do independent research to expand their learning.

Cox Las Vegas employees nominated Southern Nevada Cox customers who were using their Cox internet service to help others and bring people closer. Ian Figueras, a manager at Cox Business, nominated Owen and is “stoked” that Owen’s efforts have been recognized.

“Owen is a very smart young man and he has created an exceptional podcast which is well researched and better than some corporate-backed podcasts that I have listened to,” said Figueras.

According to Cox Vice President and Market Leader Michael Bolognini, Cox first launched Gigablast speeds in Southern Nevada in 2014 and now, Gigablast is available throughout Southern Nevada for homes and businesses.

“It is very rewarding to see people in our community who are positively using Cox’s internet service for a good cause, including Owen as he shares his love of learning with others around the world,” said Bolognini.

To meet the technology needs of its customers, Cox is investing $10 billion over five years, with a focus on enhancing the customer experience both inside and outside of the home.

From today’s smartphones and tablets to new and emerging technologies such as wearables, home automation, and even smart appliances like refrigerators and washing machines, there is a growing consumer demand for fast, expansive WiFi coverage that blankets the whole home. Cox’s Gigablast and Panoramic WiFi services deliver that experience.

What is Gigabit Internet?

Gigabit internet means that 1,000,000,000 bits of data is transferred through fiber optic cables in one second. Cox Gigablast (1 gigabit internet) is roughly 85x faster than average DSL speeds.

What’s the difference between a megabit and gigabit?

If your current internet speed is 10 Mbps (megabits per second), Cox Gigablast offers up to 100 times that (1 Gbps). With all those extra megabits, you can download a video game in less than a minute, download 100 albums in 44 seconds, or download 121 tv episodes in 60 minutes.

“It is very rewarding to see people in our community who are positively using Cox’s internet service for a good cause.  

—Michael Bolognini  

To learn more about Cox Gigablast, visit http://cox.com/residential

The “Kid’s Stuff” podcast can be heard at http://kidsstuff.libsyn.com

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