Cox Communications Inc. in Santa Barbara, Calif., said Tuesday that it would
help to bridge the digital divide by working with Partners in Education, the
Santa Barbara County Education Office Computers for Families Project and Toshiba
America's Network Products Division.
The project was designed to provide Internet access to low-income families on
Santa Barbara's South Coast. Cox plans to offer deep discounts off the price of
the MSO's high-speed Internet access to low-income families involved in the
In its sixth year, Santa Barbara Computers for Families has placed 4,000 used
PCs in the homes of school-aged children whose parents do not have the income to
pay for them.
The local Cox system asked Toshiba to donate 1,500 Data Over Cable Service
Interface Specification cable modems to the nonprofit