Awards and Honors

Cox has been recognized for all sorts of awards, but we’re most proud of the contributions we’ve made to our communities, and the example we set as a conscientious company. We’re always striving to be a more diverse, charitable, and even green presence in each of the areas we serve, and we’re proud that organizations such as DiversityInc and J.D. Power & Associates have found us continuing to meet those goals.

2012

  • DiversityInc's list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity: Cox Communications ranks #25. This is the sixth consecutive year in which Cox has ranked in the top 25.
  • J.D. Power & Associates ranked Cox highest among small and midsize data providers

2011

  • DiversityInc's list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity: Cox Communications ranks #20. This is the fifth consecutive year in which Cox has ranked in the top 25.
  • Cox Communications ranked highest for home-based businesses and second for small/mid-size businesses data service providers in J.D. Power and Associates 2011 U.S. Major Provider Business Telecommunications StudySM.
  •  Cox Communications received top honors in the J.D. Power and Associates annual survey for Residential Telephone in the East & West Regions


2010

  • Cox Communications ranked highest among small/midsize business data service providers in J.D. Power and Associates 2010 U.S. Major Provider Business Telecommunications StudySM.
  • Cox High Speed Internet named "Fastest Cable Internet Service Provider in the Country" by PCMag.com.
  • Frost & Sullivan recognizes Cox Communications as the best video service provider in terms of price and performance and awards Cox the 2010 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Price Performance Value Leadership.
  • DiversityInc's list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity: Cox Communications ranks #21. This is the fourth consecutive year in which Cox has ranked in the top 25. 

  

2009

  • Cox received Top Honors in J.D. Power and Associates’ 2009 Residential Telephone Study for East and West Regions.
  • DiversityInc’s list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity: Cox Communications ranks #17. 
  • 2009 DiversityInc Top Talent Pipeline Award.
  • Cox Received Human Rights Campaign Foundation Top Rating (100%) for 2010 Corporate Equality Index.
  • Cox Communications has been recognized as the Best Operator for Women in Cable by Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) for the seventh consecutive year.
  • 2009 North American Broadband Customer Value Leadership Award by Frost & Sullivan.
  • Multichannel News’ “Operator of the Year.”

  

2008

  • Cox received Top Honors in J.D. Power and Associates’ 2008 Residential Telephone Study for West Region.
  • Cox received the highest ranking in the Western region among Internet service providers in the J.D. Power and Associates' 2008 Internet Service Provider Residential Customer Satisfaction StudySM.
  • Cox Received Human Rights Campaign Foundation Top Rating (100%) for 2009 Corporate Equality Index.
  • Communications Technology Magazine 2008 IP Innovator Award.
  • WICT 2008 Woman of the Year: Jill Campbell, Senior Vice President, Operations.
  • Cox Won 14 Beacon Awards from the Association of Cable Communicators Including: Community Relations (Take Charge! Program) and Government Relations (National Teen Summit on Safety).
  • Cox Ranked Highest Among Small / Midsize Business Data Providers in J.D. Power and Associates' 2008 Major Provider Business Telecommunications StudySM.
  • DiversityInc's list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity: Cox Communications® ranks #6; also ranked in Top 10 Workplaces for African Americans.
  • Metro Ethernet Forum Certification of Cox Business for Advanced Ethernet Services.
  • "Best High Speed Internet service in San Diego", as published in the 2008 Best of San Diego issue of the Union Tribune. 

  

2007

  • For the fifth consecutive year, Cox received J.D.Power and Associates highest honor in telephone customer satisfaction in the West.
  • Cox received highest honors in J.D. Power and Associates' 2007 Residential Telephone Customer Satisfaction StudySM in the Northeast, Southwest and Western Regions.
  • DiversityInc's list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity: Cox Communications® ranks #25.
  • Cox received PC Magazine's Readers' Choice Award for Cox High Speed Internet Service for the fourth time (2003, 2004, 2005, 2007).
  • WICT Foundation PAR Initiative Best Operator for Women in Cable (fifth straight year).

  

2006

  • DiversityInc's list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity: Cox Communications® ranks #32.
  • Cox and its former CEO received Cable Positive's highest honor, the Joel A. Berger Memorial Award, for outstanding contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS.
  • "Women in Technology Award" won by Vicki Marts, Director of Video Engineering for Cox Kansas and Arkansas, presented by WICT in partnership with the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and Communications Technology magazine.
  • WICT Foundation PAR Initiative Best Operator for Women in Cable.
  • Cox won 9 Beacon Awards from the National Cable Television Public Affairs Association.
  • J.D. Power and Associates' highest honor for the "2006 Major Provider Business Telecommunications Services Study – Data." Received by Cox Communications' Cox Business Services
  • Cox receives "Highest in Residential All-Distance Telephone Customer Satisfaction in the West Region, Two Years in a Row" from J.D. Power and Associates.
  • Training Magazine's Training Top 100.
  • Named one of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc.
  • Named the top employer in the cable industry by Cable World magazine.
  • Named 2006 3G A-List Award Winner.

 

2005

  • J.D. Power and Associates' Highest Honor in Customer Satisfaction Among High-Speed Internet Service Providers.
  • PC Magazine's Readers' Choice Award for Cox High Speed Internet service.
  • J.D. Power and Associates' Highest Honor in Residential All-Distance Telephone Customer Satisfaction StudySM in the West Region.

 

2004

  • J.D. Power and Associates' Highest Honor in Residential Local Telephone Customer Satisfaction in the West Region.
  • WICT Foundation PAR initiative Best operator for women in cable.
  • J.D. Power and Associates' Highest Honor in Overall Customer Satisfaction in Bundled Long-Distance Telephone Service.
  • First time a cable company has ranked highest in this segment of J.D. Power's annual study.
  • Multichannel News and Women in Cable and Telecommunications Wonder Woman: Ellen East, vice president of communications and public affairs.

 

2003

  • J.D. Power and Associates' Highest Honor in Residential Local Telephone Customer Satisfaction.
    Ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction in the Western Region
  • First time any broadband communications company has received this J.D. Power recognition and first time Cox has been in included in the study.
  • WICT Foundation PAR Initiative Best Operator for Women in Cable.
  • WICT Woman to Watch Accolade: Janet Barnard, former vice president and general manager, Omaha; current vice president and region manager, Cox Middle America.
  • PC Magazine Readers' Choice Award for Cox High Speed Internet Service, Only Internet Service Provider to receive an A+.
  • Multichannel News and WICT Wonder Woman: Mae Douglas, senior vice president and chief people officer.
  • Northern Virginia National Cable & Telecommunications Association Vanguard Award for Cable Operations Management: Gary McCollum, vice president and region manager, Northern Virginia.
  • NCTA Vanguard Award for Young Leadership: Lynne Elander, former vice president of video product development.
  • WICT Women in Technology Award: Marcie Anderson, vice president of business development, Northern Virginia.
  • Cable Positive's Brad Wojcoski Memorial Award: Bobby Amirshahi, director of media relations.
  • SCTE Polaris Award for excellence in the field of fiber-optics: Bradley Bignall, data/transport manager, Wichita, Kansas.
  • No. 1 in CableFax 100.

 

2002

  • Communications Engineering & Design Magazine Man of the Year: Chris Bowick, senior vice president of engineering and chief technical officer. Recognized for aligning the company's physical assets, network and technical personnel.
  • Multichannel News Operator of the Year. Honored for video-on-demand, high-speed Internet and Internet-enabled residential security services.
  • Communications Technology Magazine Operator of the Year.
  • NCTA Vanguard Award for Young Leadership: Ellen East, vice president of communications and public affairs.
  • WICT Woman to Watch Accolade: Mae Douglas, senior vice president and chief people officer. Honored for her leadership qualities and contributions to the success of Cox Communications®.
  • Multichannel News and WICT Wonder Woman: Jill Campbell, senior vice president of operations.
  • Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau President's Award: Billy Farina, senior vice president of advertising sales.

 

2001

  • NCTA Vanguard Award for Government and Community Relations: Bill Geppert, vice president and general manager, San Diego. Honored for significantly contributing to the cable industry's national agenda.
  • Innovator Award, Consumer Marketing. Recognized for the "Do you Feel this Way" and the "Build Your Own Bundle" marketing strategy.
  • WICT Women in Technology Award: Sabrina Calhoun, director of operations, engineering.

 

2000

  • CIO Magazine, August 2000 CIO 100 – Customer Relationship: Jim Robbins, president and chief executive officer; Scott Hatfield, senior vice president and chief information officer; and Kimberly Edmunds, vice president and region manager, Kansas. Honored for exhibiting excellence, innovation and improving business performance through customer service.
  • Cablevision Magazine Annual Tribute to the Cable Industry's Top Female Leaders: Maggie Bellville, executive vice president of operations.
  • InternetWeek 100: The Nation's Top 100 E-Businesses. Recognized for being a publicly held company that effectively leveraged the Internet.
  • National Award for Good Corporate Citizenship Citizens Funds. Recognized for high standards of corporate responsibility in serving the community.
  • CTAM Grand TAM Award: Jim Robbins, president and chief executive officer. Honored as the most influential in advancing cable consumer marketing excellence.
  • Cable Television Public Affairs Association President's Award: Jim Robbins, president and chief executive officer.
  • Recognized for leadership that advanced the role of public affairs in the cable industry.
  • NCTA Vanguard Award for Cable Operations Management: Leo Brennan, vice president and general manager, Orange County, California. Honored for the advancement of the cable television industry.
  • Multichannel News and WICT Wonder Women: Maggie Bellville, executive vice president of operations.

 

1999

  • Interop Infr@structure Award, Fall 1999 Most Innovative Cable Company. Cox selected for its expansion into telephony.
  • Computer World Best Places to Work in IT: No. 35. Recognized for diversity, opportunities for advancement, flexibility and an interest in the well-being of employees.
  • Corporate University Excellence Award – Best Use of Technology: Cox University.

 

1998

  • Interop Infr@structure Award: Most Innovative Cable Company. Recognized for the execution of a long-standing strategy to become a full-service telecommunications provider.
  • Cablevision Magazine Innovator Award: Technology.
  • Cablevision Magazine Innovator Award: Education.
  • WICT Women in Technology Award: Sheri Stinchcomb, vice president of new product operations, San Diego.

 

1997

  • Cablevision Magazine Operator of the Year. Recognized for dramatically improving cable television for millions of consumers.
  • Sales and Marketing Executives International Customer Service Excellence Award. Recognized for outstanding consistency in demonstrating professionalism in sales, marketing and customers service.
  • Cablevision Magazine Innovator Award: Local Programming, San Diego. Recognized for airing around-the-clock convention specials during the Republican National Convention.
  • Communications Engineering & Design Magazine Man of the Year: Alex Best, chief technical officer. Recognized for having a can-do attitude and a decidedly clear vision of the future.

 

1996

  • J.D. Power and Associates' Highest Customer Satisfaction Award. Highest customer satisfaction in the industry.
  • Cablevision Magazine Innovator Award: Community Service.
  • NCTA Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership: Jim Robbins, president and chief executive officer.

 

1994

  • Society of Cable Telecommunication Engineers Hall of Fame: Alex Best, chief technical officer. Honored for making extraordinary contributions to the telecommunications industry.

 

1993

  • CTPAA President's Award: President Jim Robbins. Recognized for leadership that advanced the role of public affairs in the cable industry.

 

1992

  • Cablevision Magazine Operator of the Year Recognized for excellence in quality of management, customer relations, plus financial and operational acumen.
  • Southern Cable Television Association Polly Dunn Award: Alex Best, chief technical officer. Recognized for his dedication to the cable industry.
  • Cablevision Magazine Innovator Award: Customer Service.

 

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