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September 7, 2016 – Ponca City,OK — Lincoln Elementary School will be equipped with new Chromebooks this fall as the result of a Cable ONE initiative designed to improve student access to technology in schools. Cable ONE will present the Chromebooks in a special event at the school on Thursday, September 15 at 9 a.m.

Now in its third year, the Cable ONE Cares program provides Chromebooks to Title I schools in the markets it serves.

Cable ONE Senior Vice President and Chief Network Officer Steve Fox said that access to technology in schools is no longer a luxury, but a necessity, and that donating Chromebooks to Title I schools will help bridge the digital divide in schools that lack funding.

"While many school systems are taking big steps and working to give every student and every teacher access to the technology and tools they need to learn, not all schools have access to funding to support this effort," Fox said. "Because we believe so strongly in improving education through the use of technology, we want to do our part to support the communities where we live and work."

Lincoln Elementary School Principal Elisabeth Hargraves said that Cable ONE's donation will have a significant impact on student learning for students at Lincoln Elementary.

"We currently use supplemental math software which requires students to have Chromebooks. Prior to the Cable ONE donation, many students had to share Chromebooks because we did not have enough for everyone," Hargraves said.  "The Cable One donation allows more students to work on a Chromebook without waiting for one to be available.  This helps us tremendously because it allows all students access to the technology, providing opportunities for students to use high level critical thinking skills and allowing them to keep up with the changing times of the 21st century."

Cable ONE General Manager Ted Ramsey said that Cable ONE is committed to strengthening and improving the communities they serve, not only through its products and services, but through support of the local community.

"Our Cable ONE associates are passionate about giving back to the community where they live and work," Ramsey said. "We know that improving access to technology in our schools will improve education and benefit our community for the long term."

For more information, call (602) 364-6372.



About Cable ONE

Cable One is among the 10 largest cable companies in the United States. Serving more than 650,000 customers in 19 states with high-speed Internet, cable television and telephone service, Cable ONE provides consumers with a wide range of the latest products and services, including wireless Internet service, high-definition programming and phone service with free, unlimited long-distance calling in the continental U.S.

Trish Niemann
Cable ONE Public Relations Director