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Tech tips to help stay connected during wildfire season

For Southern Califor­nia residents, preparing and protecting your home or business in the event of a wildfire is a daily reality. Cox presents tips on how you can stay informed and safe during wildfire season.

For Southern Califor­nia residents, preparing and protecting your home or business in the event of a wildfire is a daily reality.

A top priority for Cox during a wildfire or other natural disaster is to keep customers connected so they can stay informed, check in with family and friends, and even access entertainment away from home.

Cox also works hard to keep business customers, in­cluding hospitals and emergency responders, con­nected so they can continue to serve our communities.

Wildfire season now begins earlier and ends later than in years past, so Cox prepares all year long, reviewing its business con­tinuity plan and running through various mock emergency events.

When strong winds and other weather conditions create an increased risk for wildfires, the local power company may notify their residential customers, and business customers like Cox, that they’ll be implementing a Public Safety Power Shut­off (PSPS). In the event of a PSPS, Cox services may be interrupted. 

There are also some things customers can do to help better prepare for a natural disaster or Public Safety Power Shutoff.

Get updates on Cox’s Twitter handle

In the event of a Public Safety Power Shutoff, wildfire or other natural disaster, Cox will post service outage updates and other important information on Twitter. Customers can follow Cox  at @coxcalifornia.

Download Cox apps before a wildfire or PSPS occurs

  • Cox app – Manage your account; receive notifications from the app when there’s an outage in your area and when the outage is over.
  • Cox Contour app – Turn your smartphone or tablet into a portable TV; access programming available with your Cox subscription while away from home.
  • Cox Voice Everywhere app – Your home phone away from home. Make or receive calls on up to four separate devices.

Consumer Disaster Protections
Customers whose residential telephone service is impacted during a state of emergency declared by the California Governor’s Office or the President of the United States may be eligible to receive disaster relief protections such as a waiver of one‑time activation fee for establishing remote call forwarding, remote access to call forwarding, call forwarding features and messaging services. 

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