CheckFree, Cox Communications Sign EPB Pact
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Calling the arrangement "the first of its kind in the cable industry," Cox Communications customers will be able to receive their monthly cable, local and long-distance telephone statements electronically on their computers and pay with the click of a mouse.
Financial arrangements between the companies were not disclosed.
Starting Sept. 1, consumers will be able to send their Cox Communications payments electronically by visiting the CheckFree E-Bill Web site or other financial services provider Web sites that offer EBP.
Cox will install the automated customer care component offered by CheckFree E-Bill's third-generation version, launched last December.
With the Cox Communications signing, CheckFree said it now has contracts with 49 of the nation's top 100 billers.
Cox Communications Inc. offers cable television under the Cox Cable brand; local and long distance telephone services under the Cox Digital Telephone brand; high speed Internet access via Cox@Home; digital video programming services under the Cox Digital TV brand; and commercial voice and data services via Cox Business Services.
CheckFree markets services that enable customers to make electronic payments and collections, automate paper-based recurring financial transactions and conduct secure transactions on the Internet.