Updated February 23 at 11:56am
9/24/12 01:39PM

Cox NE Wins Association of Cable Communicators (ACC) BEACON AWARD®

West Warwick, RI - Cox Communications New England was the recent recipient of a 2012 Beacon Award. The awards are presented annually by the Association of Cable Communicators (ACC) honoring …

West Warwick, RI - Cox Communications New England was the recent recipient of a 2012 Beacon Award. The awards are presented annually by the Association of Cable Communicators (ACC) honoring excellence in cable communications and public affairs work from multiple system operators, cable systems, programming networks, and cable associations.

Cox's winning entry in the category of "Multicultural Public Relations" category is for its Toma El Control Series, a three part educational series on Take-Charge, an initiative designed to help parents manage their children's access to mass media content. Toma El Control, a partnership with Latino Public Radio WELH 88.1 FM was produced and aired in Spanish.

"We're honored to be recognized by our cable industry peers with a Beacon Award," said John Wolfe, senior vice president and general manager of Cox Communications New England-Cleveland. "Through Toma El Control we empowered parents in the Latino community to be more aware of their children's access to mass media content."

From the many entries received in this year's Beacon Award competition, 41 winners were chosen by cable communications professionals in an extensive two-phase judging process. The number of entries represents company initiatives implemented over the past year, in areas such as community relations, education, and public service announcements.

The winners of the 2012 Beacon Awards were announced during the Beacon Awards Ceremony & Luncheon on Thursday, September 13, 2012, at the Hilton New York. The Beacon Awards Ceremony concluded ACC's annual conference "FORUM 2012: Communicator.2012, The Critical Skills for Today" held September 12-13 in New York City.

"The Beacon Awards honor the best of cable's many efforts to improve the lives of its customers. These award winning projects truly reflect the cable industry's strong commitment to the communities it serves," said Steve Jones, Executive Director, ACC.

About Cox Communications:

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.

Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for five years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.

About The Association of Cable Communicators (ACC):

The Association of Cable Communicators (ACC) is the only national, professional organization specifically addressing the issues, needs and interests of the cable industry's communications and public affairs professionals. Its mission is to develop and promote cable communications excellence through professional development to help achieve industry and corporate goals. ACC works to enhance each member's status and influence through skill building and professional development. For more information on ACC, go to www.cablecommunicators.org.


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