Media Release

Cox Communications and Alachua County Donate to SWAG Centers

Thursday, December 3, 2015 4:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Alachua County Commission will highlight and acknowledge Cox Communications at their December 8, 2015, 9 a.m. Regular Commission Meeting in the Jack Durrance Auditorium (Room 209) on the second floor of the Alachua County Administration Building (12 S.E. 1st Street, downtown Gainesville).

To help in the effort to close the “digital divide,” Cox Communications has partnered with the County, the Southwest Advocacy Group (SWAG), the Partnership for Strong Families, and the Florida Department of Health. Cox Communications worked with the Alachua County Information and Telecommunications Services (ITS) Department to provide Internet access to citizens visiting both the SWAG Family Resource Center and the SW Health Clinic. The County’s ITS Department installed the necessary hardware and Cox Communications has donated the Internet access. 

Also at this meeting, Cox Communications will present a $5,000 donation to the Partnership for Strong Families to provide laptops and tablets for use in the SWAG Family Resource Center’s After-School Enrichment Program and Adult Training classes. 

In speaking of the Cox Communications donations, County Manager Lee A. Niblock said, “Access to the Internet for all citizens is one of the great challenges of our time. Addressing the digital divide will take partnerships between governments, non-profit’s, and Internet providers. We are very appreciative of Cox Communications’ efforts in this great project.”

For more information, contact the Alachua County Communications Office at 352-374-5204.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).