Cox secured for itself the prospect of significant business from government and military organizations in Virginia. Cox gained approval from the General Services Administration for a Local Services Acquisition (LSA) contract.

That approval means military and government customers located in GSA’s Region 3 Mid-Atlantic service area will be able to purchase voice and data services from Cox, which has systems in Virginia.

That’s no small opportunity, as multiple federal agencies and departments are either headquartered in Virginia or have significant operations in the state.

Cox will be able to support not only federal customers, but also GSA local and state government agencies with advanced communications solutions in the Greater Hampton Roads region, Roanoke and northern Virginia. The GSA manages government procurement.

Michael Braham, vice president of Cox Business Hampton Roads, said, “As the largest system within Virginia, Cox Hampton Roads is facilitating and serving as the liaison to GSA for this contract.”

Earlier this year, Cox was approved for a Schedule 70 program for high-speed Internet and advanced data services in the Hampton Roads region. Also, Cox is included in GSA schedules in nine states, including the GSA Local Service Agreement list in Arizona, California, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Virginia.

Cox was also recently awarded a place on the GSA Metropolitan Area Agreement (MAA) to provide service to federal government agencies in the city of New Orleans.

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