First Place is a new residential property that is serving adults with autism and other special disabilities. They have now signed up a five-year partnership agreement with Cox Communications to provide internet and telecommunication services to the residential property.
The First Place property is expected to be open in early 2018. The partnership of Cox with First Place was officially announced at a community celebration event held in Phoenix. The five-year partnership is valued at 235,000 dollars and makes Cox the exclusive provider of Gigabit internet services at First Place.
“Cox is thrilled to be able to power the technology needs of First Place residents, ensuring they are equipped with the communication services necessary to lead independent, enriched lives,” said Susan Anable, Southwest vice president of public affairs at Cox.
“Having reliable gigabit speeds will allow residents to remotely meet with health care providers, participate in online education and start businesses, all while having valuable connections with family and friends,” Anable added.
As per reports, the partnership includes a 175,000 dollars contribution to install the required technology and infrastructure for the service. This includes a Cox Technology Center to help residents and students in their in business plans, healthcare, education, and many other general needs.
Cox Technology Center will be a creative space that will feature the latest computing and printing technologies. The contribution from Cox Communications will help the residents of First Place to lead more independent lives. This can also help some of the residents to move to other residences to First Place, once they are ready.
It is reported that First Place will be offering fifty-four studio, single bedroom, and two bedroom apartments for lease to the residents. All these units in First Place will also be supported by many independent living services and amenities. In addition to that, there will be a two-year tuition based First Place transition academy that will be helping thirty students who are transitioning to more independent living.