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Many companies are currently working on a wide variety of gaming services. Cox Cable has now thrown their hat into the ring and is currently testing a gaming network service that would reduce lag, ping spikes, and jitter. Cox Cable’s “Elite Gamer Service” reportedly speeds up the connection between the player and desired gaming server. The Elite Gamer Service is not a “fast lane” service and does not “prioritize Internet use”. It relies on WTFast technology to find the shortest available route to send data. The company insists that they do not plan on introducing any “fast lane” services in the future. Cox claims that that service will produce... Read more...
Brace yourselves, Arizona residents—if you receive broadband Internet service from Cox Communications, you are about to be hit with a 1-terabyte data cap. Arizona is one of four new locations where the Internet service provider is expanding its 1TB data cap, bringing the total number of territories with a data limit to 13. Customers in Louisiana, Las Vegas, and Oklahoma are the other three. "To help our customers in the Arizona, Louisiana, Las Vegas, and Oklahoma service areas get accustomed to this change, we are providing a grace period for two consecutive bill cycles (about 60 days) before we begin charging for additional blocks," Cox Communications said.Image Source: Flickr (Mike Mozart)... Read more...
It looks as though residential broadband customers across the United States are increasingly being faced with fun-sapping data caps. While most customers are used to such restrictive policies with wireless data, in the age of cord-cutters and multi-gigabyte game downloads/patches, being restricted by data caps on your home broadband connection seems a bit much. With that being said, we have some rather disappointing news for Cox customers that live in Florida and Georgia. Cox has announced that it is instituting 1TB data caps for customers on Starter, Essential, Preferred, Premier and Ultimate high-speed internet packages. For customers that subscribe to the Gigablast package (1Gbps symmetrical... Read more...
Cox Communications is standing up for its subscribers by so far refusing to spy on their online activities and take legal action against those who download copyrighted material. That stand has already cost the ISP $25 million, the amount a Virginia federal jury recently came up with when it ruled that Cox was responsible for the activities of those using its service, and it could cost Cox even more. The ruling against Cox took place last December. Since then, music publisher BMG has followed up by asking a court to issue a permanent injunction against Cox. BMG also wants the ISP to boot customers who have pirated content and share the details of those subscribers with copyright holders. It doesn't... Read more...
A jury decided that Cox Communications should have to pay BMG $25 million for not doing more to prevent its subscribers from illegally downloading and sharing copyrighted music files. The award is less than a quarter of the maximum amount Cox could have been fined, though it's a huge blow to the ISP nonetheless. BMG took Cox Communications to court over allegations that it essentially ignored the illegal activity occurring on its network. It also took issue with the ISP failing to address repeat offenders by not sending notices to pirates or taking any action to stop some of them from sharing copyrighted songs through BitTorrent applications. "Cox not only knowingly provides the means by which... Read more...
Internet service providers (ISPs) and music labels alike are keeping a close eye on the outcome of a lawsuit BMG filed against Cox Communications. Following a week of trial hearings, BMG has asked the court to confirm that Cox failed to disprove that it's responsible for illegal sharing of copyrighted music that occurs on its network. If Cox is held responsible, it could face a fine of more than $200 million. That proposed amount takes into consideration 1,397 copyrighted songs that are part of the suit, each of which carries a maximum $150,000 in damages. All tallied, it comes to precisely $209,550,000, assuming a max penalty in each instance. BMG's lawsuit claims that tracking company Rightscorp... 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. Image Source: Flickr (Michael Coghlan) "I'm talking about plans over time for all of our customers in... Read more...