Cox Business Services Launches 'Cox Carrier Services'
Company Now Offers Dedicated Local Loop Access and Dedicated Transport in 22 Markets to National Telecom Carriers
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 14, 2001--Cox Business Services, the commercial broadband division of Cox Communications, Inc. (NYSE:COX), today announced the launch of Cox Carrier Services, providing dedicated local loop access and dedicated transport in 22 of its markets for telecommunications carriers.
Cox can deliver a "last-mile" broadband solution to reach a carrier's end customers as well as local transport via a Metropolitan Area Network (MAN).
Utilizing its ring-in-ring designed SONET-based fiber-optic network to interconnect with carrier customers via an OC-12 or OC-48, Cox Carrier Access service provides carriers a reliable local loop alternative to the incumbent local exchange carrier. Cox's carrier customers can select a DS-1, DS-3, OC-3 or an OC-12 connection to their end user customers.
Cox Private Line service offers customers a choice of DS-3, OC-3, OC-12, OC-48 and OC-192 digital transmissions. Cox Private Line provides point to point connections between points of presence (POP). Customers can connect their own POPs or interconnect to another carrier, whether that carrier is an ISP, ILEC, IXC, CLEC, BLEC or wireless provider. Additionally, Cox FiberRing service provides access via a ring topology, equipped with restoration capabilities in the event of a network failure, which supports speeds of DS-1 through OC-48.
All of the products in the Cox Carrier Services portfolio provide reliable, secure connections through a self-healing, redundant network. Cox also has begun deployment of Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology for greater bandwidth capabilities.
"Thanks to our network infrastructure and ring-in-ring network topology which helps us reach vast number of buildings and facilities, we can provide a robust metro access product for our carrier customers," said Chuck McElroy, Vice President and General Manager of Cox Business Services.
Cox recently re-organized its approach to carrier sales by developing a National Carrier Services team in its Atlanta headquarters to partner with each locally-based Cox access manager providing a fast and easier way of doing business with national customers. With facilities in 22 U.S. markets, Cox now provides national master service agreements, pricing plans and service level agreements for its carrier customers.
"We realize each network is different, and so we offer complete flexibility when it comes to the configuration of every local access solution," said McElroy. "As one of the only true facilities-based providers in each of our markets, we're well poised to meet the bandwidth demands of all our carrier customers."
About Cox Business Services
Cox Business Services is a division of Atlanta-based Cox Communications, Inc., a Fortune 500 company and the nation's fifth largest cable broadband communications company. A full-service, facilities-based provider of telecommunications solutions, Cox Business Services provides voice, video, data and Internet services to government, school districts and businesses of all sizes, including wholesale and carrier services. More information about Cox can be accessed on the Internet at http://www.coxbusiness.com.
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