Cox Expands DOCSIS® 3.0 Reach to Northern Virginia
Ultimate Internet package allows download @ speeds up to 50 Mbps
Herndon, VA. – Cox Communications today expanded its fastest broadband service to residential and business customers in Northern Virginia. Powered by DOCSIS 3.0 technology, Cox’s Ultimate Internet service delivers some of the fastest broadband speeds available in Fairfax County and Fredericksburg at up to 50 Megabits per second (Mbps) downloads and 5 Mbps uploads. The third generation of cable’s DOCSIS (Data-Over-Cable Service Interface Specification) service introduces channel bonding, a technology that can bond parallel cable channels to transmit data at faster speeds. Speeds are further enhanced with PowerBoost™, a cable-exclusive technology that provides an extra burst of speed when it’s needed.
“This technology is the gold standard for speed and reliability,” said Janet Barnard, senior vice president and general manager of Cox Northern Virginia. “Our customers have said they want an online experience that allows them to do more, do it faster and on a network they trust. DOCSIS 3.0 lets them do that.”
Cox’s Ultimate Internet package provides residential customers with the ability to download movies and music, share files, stream video and compete with gamers around the world, faster than ever. DOCSIS 3.0 meets the increasing bandwidth demands of multiple users while optimizing their online experience. Standard price for the residential Ultimate Internet package will be $139.99 per month, with an introductory rate of $109 per month.
Northern Virginia business customers will also be able to take advantage of DOCSIS 3.0 technology through Cox Business Internet’s new premium package. With download speeds up 50 Mbps and 5 Mbps uploads, Cox Business Internet helps optimize support for corporate e-mail, online research and Web-based business applications. While Cox Business offers several fiber-based advanced solutions with higher speeds, the premium package provides an additional option for small to mid-sized businesses.
The company has already launched DOCSIS 3.0 in Lafayette Parish, La., and plans to offer Ultimate Internet to several Cox markets by the end of 2009, and to 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.
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