Cox Digital Telephone Now Offered in All Cox Markets
More than 1.9 million customers choose Cox's lifeline telephone service over incumbent telephone provider
ATLANTA – October 30, 2006 – With the recent launch of telephone service in Santa Barbara and Palos Verdes, Calif., Cox Communications Inc. has officially launched telephone service in all Cox markets. Cox will continue to expand its telephone service footprint in the communities it serves in early 2007. Today, more than 1.9 million households and 150,000 businesses rely on Cox Digital Telephone for quality and reliable telephone service. Cox does not transport phone calls through the public Internet. Rather, in some markets, Cox uses Voice over Internet Protocol technology to transport phone calls over a private, managed IP-based data network. With this architecture, a broadband connection is not required for Cox telephone service. Recognizing the characteristics of cable telephony and its commitment to reliability, ADT Security Services, a unit of Tyco Fire & Security, announced today it recognizes Cox Digital Telephone as a primary method of alarm transmission.
“Cox's number one commitment is to its customers,” said David Pugliese, Cox's vice president of product marketing. “Our customers rely on us to deliver a reliable connection every day - for every type of residence or place of business. ADT's announcement today further validates our collective commitment to customer safety.”
As the pioneer of cable telephony, Cox's long-term strategy has been to deliver the convenience, quality and value of Cox Digital Telephone to all Cox markets. Cox's 2006 telephone launches include Santa Barbara and Palos Verdes, Calif., Northwest Arkansas, Sun Valley, Idaho and Cleveland, Ohio.
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications, a Fortune 500 company, is a multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company with more than 6 million total residential and commercial customers. Cox offers an array of advanced digital video, high-speed Internet and telephony services over its own nationwide IP network. Cox Business Services is a full-service, facilities-based provider of communications solutions for commercial customers, providing high-speed Internet, voice and long-distance services, as well as data and video transport services for small to large-sized businesses. Cox Media offers national and local cable advertising in traditional spot and new media formats, along with promotional opportunities and production services. More information about the services of Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com, www.coxbusiness.com, and www.coxmedia.com.