Cox Lights up the Valley with Free Wi-Fi for the College Football Playoff National Championship

Plus, Cox teams up with the University of Arizona-College of Medicine for a free family event blocks from the downtown national championship activities
Jan 8, 2016 10:30 AM ET
Press Release

PHOENIX, January 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Cox Communications has opened up thousands of Wi-Fi hot spots across the Valley to the public for free and will continue doing so now through January 11, 2016, as residents and visitors get ready for college football’s national championship. Fans, both local residents and tourists, will be moving around the Valley, from downtown Phoenix for the Playoff Fan Central experience to tailgaters in Glendale, as they prepare for the match up of the year between the Clemson Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide at University of Phoenix Stadium on Monday, January 11, 2016. 

“Cox is excited to open up Valleywide Wi-Fi hot spots to fans and visitors during this exciting time,” said John Wolfe, Senior Vice President & Region Manager, Cox Communications Southwest. “Our statewide Wi-Fi network of nearly 7,000 hot spots in Arizona makes jumping on the Internet fast and easy so Cox customers and Arizona visitors who are cable customers in their hometown can stay connected every day while on the go in Phoenix and Tucson, and throughout the country.”

Cox Wi-Fi hot spots can also be found by entering a user’s location at Users can also click on a Wi-Fi icon on the map or download the Cox Connect app for iPhone and Android devices to immediately access directions to or from the specific Wi-Fi hot spot address. During this promotional time period, visitors are encouraged to look for the “Free Cox Wi-Fi” SSID on their device’s network connections.

Every day, subscribers to Cox’s Preferred, Premier, Ultimate and GIGABLAST Internet packages have free access to over 7,000 Arizona hot spots and 400,000 Cox Wi-Fi and cable Wi-Fi hot spots across the country. Once a user has logged on to a Cox Wi-Fi or cable Wi-Fi hot spot, his or her wireless device will automatically recognize and log on to other Cox Wi-Fi and cable Wi-Fi hot spots for up to two years.

For more information, visit the Cox Wi-Fi home page at

Additionally, Cox and the University of Arizona-College of Medicine are teaming up to present Connect2STEM’s Connect to Family Fun day on Saturday, January 9 in downtown Phoenix.  Guests will discover the play behind science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and medicine through five hands-on activity zones – Nature Zone, Cox Gig Zone, Wildcat Spirit Zone, Bioscience Zone and Outer space/Technology Zone. The Connect to Family Fun day will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix, 435 N. 5th Street, Phoenix (NW corner of 7th Street and Van Buren). For more information, visit and register. The first 1,000 registrants will receive a free STEM bag and will be registered for a drawing for a new iPad PRO.

Cox Communications Arizona  

Cox Communications is the third largest cable provider and a multi-service broadband communications company serving nearly 3 million residential and business product subscribers in Arizona (a product subscriber represents an individual service purchased by a customer). In metro Phoenix, Cox serves approximately 2.5 million product subscribers. In Southern Arizona, Cox serves approximately 400,000 product subscribers. Cox’s 23,000 miles hybrid fiber coaxial cable network throughout Phoenix and Southern Arizona provides homes and businesses with digital television, high speed Internet, home networking, high-definition television and digital telephone service over its own nationwide IP network. In addition, Cox offers residential home security services. During the past nine years, Cox has topped numerous J.D. Power and Associates’ studies of customer satisfaction, most recently receiving top honors for residential telephone & high speed Internet, and business data services and has received PC Magazine’s “people’s choice” award for the sixth time. Additionally, Cox High Speed Internet has been ranked #1 for the past eight years on the “Ranking Arizona-Best of Arizona Business” list. Cox Media is responsible for the sale of cable advertising throughout Arizona. Cox Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc and serves approximately 6 million customers nationwide. Additional information about Cox in Arizona is available at