Cox lights up the Valley with free Wi-Fi for the College Football Playoff National Championship

Jan 08, 2016, 15:50 ET from Cox Communications

PHOENIX, Jan. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 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


SOURCE Cox Communications