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Move over Google, and step aside AT&T, because here comes Cox with residential 1-gigabit Internet service of its own. Called G1GABLAST (Gigablast from here on out), the 1Gbps Internet service is now available in parts of Phoenix, Arizona; Orange County, California; Omaha, Nebraska; and Las Vegas, Nevada. Ultra high-speed Internet isn't anything new to Cox -- it's been offering business customers multi-gigabit options for over a decade. However, there's been a recent movement to bring 1Gbps service to home consumers, as both Google (Google Fiber) and AT&T (U-verse with AT&T GigaPower)... Read more...
Google’s push for gigabit Internet service has, directly or indirectly, created pressure on ISPs to explore the same, and Cox is the latest company to dip its toe in the gigabit waters and plans to get the service out to its first residential customers as early as Q4 this year. According to the Wall Street Journal, Cox president Pat Esser said that the company was investing hundreds of millions of dollars in gigabit service implementation, and the first locales to get the blazing fast pipe upgrades will be Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Omaha. This follows Esser’s comments earlier this month.... Read more...
If you've been dreaming about 1Gbps Internet service, hang tight, it may be headed to your location. However, it might not be Google or AT&T that delivers it, but Cox Communications, the third largest cable company in the U.S. Cox chief Pat Esser went on record saying his company plans to roll out 1Gbps Internet service before the end of the year. It's worth noting that Cox already offers 1Gbps service to some of its commercial clients, so in some areas, the infrastructure is already in place. Now Cox wants to expand its reach into residential homes, especially as Google Fiber gains steam.... Read more...
Two events in the telecommunications and cable world this week have highlighted why, exactly, we need net neutrality and stronger protections for consumer rights. First, on the cable side of the business, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Eagle Communications, and Comcast have collectively introduced a bill into the Kansas legislature that prevents any city from rolling out any broadband infrastructure unless said area is completely cut off from the grid. Critically, the bill also claims that a municipality is "providing a video, telecommunications or broadband service" if it works through intermediaries,... Read more...
If you haven't been paying close attention to the mobile landscape, you may be missing the biggest spectrum-based turf war in ages. These days, it's a race to snap up spectrum, and as the old saying goes, the boys with the most, win. Cox Communications pondered a start in the telecom world once, but now they've decided that it's probably best to let the existing players play on. In turn, they're announcing plans to sell their wireless spectrum to Verizon for $315 million. Moreover, Cox and Verizon Wireless will become agents to sell each other's residential and commercial products. The sale of... Read more...
If there's one thing that's for certain in the mobile space, it's this: creating a new wireless network from scratch is difficult. Really difficult. Clearwire has had their fair share of hurdles to leap over, and even though they have tons of funding, creating a 4G nationwide network is no easy task. If you've been following wireless developments for the past few years, you may remember that Cox -- a cable TV and internet provider -- had proclaimed their interest in creating a wireless network. And after that, radio silence. Now, reports are flowing out suggesting that Cox Communications will be... Read more...
You probably know Cox Wireless as a cable company. Just like Time Warner Cable, Charter or Comcast. A typical cable company providing pay-TV, digital phone and high-speed broadband Internet. Simple, right? But what if a cable company added a fourth service? A fourth service like…wireless! That's exactly what has happened with Cox Communications, as they have just launched a quadruple-play bundle that adds a wireless service to the mix. The company is starting things out with a bang, calling the new plans "Unbelievably Fair." They're launching at first throughout Hampton Roads, Va., Omaha,... Read more...
Well, it's about time. For years now, TiVo has been fighting an interesting problem. They essentially created the DVR service that we know and use today, but they have been struggling forever to make profits and acquire new subscribers. How so? Cable companies were able to duplicate the experience, and although it's not nearly as robust, it's good enough for the vast majority of people. Also, TiVo never had any deals with pay-TV providers, so they were out on their own attempting to upsell people despite regular DVRs being pushed hard by cable companies. It was and is an uphill battle, to say the... Read more...
Cable operator Cox Communications is getting closer to launching a new cell phone service. The company has been interested in wireless for some time. Previously, Cox had been involved in a joint venture with Comcast, Time Warner, and other cable providers to offer cell phone service through a partnership with Sprint Nextel. The joint venture, called Pivot, dissolved last year due to disagreements among the participants regarding marketing strategy and pricing. Comcast and Time Warner have since pursued other mobile services and have invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the Clearwire venture.... Read more...
Last December, the RIAA announced it was giving up on file-sharing lawsuits, and would be working with ISPs in a three-strikes policy program which would eventually result in broadband being cut off for repeat offenders of illegal file-sharing. At a digital music conference in Nashville this week, AT&T's Jim Cicconi stated that the company has begun testing a such takedown notification system. An industry insider told C|Net: Cicconi told attendees of the Leadership Music Digital Summit that the notices are part of a "trial." AT&T wants to test customer reaction, he said. Whether AT&T... Read more...
Oh great, this again? The awful aftertaste from Comcast's data meddling still hasn't completely vanished, and now we're being hit with yet another cable company attempting to grab hold of customer Internet traffic.As the battle over net neutrality rages on in Washington, Cox Communications has opened the flood gates for criticism by announcing that it will soon be "trying out a new way to keep its subscribers' Internet traffic from jamming up." Which, after being stripped of sugarcoating, translates to "giving priority to certain kinds of Internet traffic." Beginning on February 9th in certain... Read more...