Cox Delivers 50 Mbps Downloads to Lafayette, Louisiana
Lafayette Parish Customers Among the First in the Country to Benefit from Cable's New DOCSIS® 3.0 Technology; Additional Markets to Get Cox's Ultimate Internet Later in 2009.
WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- At the National Cable & Telecommunications Associations' Cable Show, Cox Communications today announced availability of its Ultimate Internet package in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. Powered by cable's exclusive DOCSIS 3.0 technology, Cox's Ultimate Internet offers customers some of the fastest broadband speeds in the nation, with downloads up to 50 Mbps and uploads to 5 Mbps. The third generation of cable's DOCSIS (Data-Over-Cable Service Interface Specification) introduces channel bonding, a technology that can bond parallel cable channels to transmit data at faster speeds.
"Speed continues to be one of the top reasons customers choose broadband service, and Cox has been a leader in delivering the best value of speed and features for the money," stated Seth Hogan, vice president of data product management for Cox. "Cox was one of the first ISPs in the country to begin offering customers a choice among speeds with our tiers of Internet service; we're excited to add our new Ultimate Internet package to meet our most avid Internet users' need for speed."
"More than four million customers have chosen Cox as their trusted provider of Internet services thanks to the strength and reliability of our fiber-rich network," stated Jay Rolls, senior vice president of technology architecture for Cox. "Since 1996, we've invested more than $16-billion to deploy and continuously upgrade our broadband network which is available to across our footprint. We plan to continue investments in technology like DOCSIS 3.0 to ensure we're meeting the bandwidth needs of our customers."
Cox Business Internet Ultra is also available to customers in Lafayette Parish starting this week. Ultra is the new premium package for business customers, which includes download speeds up to 50 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps. While Cox Business offers several fiber-based advanced data solutions with higher speeds, the Ultra package provides an additional option for small to medium size business locations.
In addition to Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, Cox plans to offer Ultimate Internet to several more markets by the end of this year and more than two-thirds of its footprint in 2010. More information about Cox High Speed Internet is available online at www.cox.com/highspeedinternet.
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About Cox Communications:
Cox Communications is a multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company with more than 6.2 million total residential and commercial customers. The third-largest cable television company in the United States, Cox offers an array of advanced digital video, high-speed Internet and telephony services over its own nationwide IP network, as well as integrated wireless services. Cox Business 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. Cox Communications wholly owns and operates the Travel Channel. 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.
SOURCE: Cox Communications, Inc.