Cox's Ultimate Internet hits south Orange County

Mon, 10/25/2010 - 8:50am
Mike Robuck

Cox Communications has fired up its DOCSIS 3.0 Ultimate Internet tier in south Orange County, Calif.

By bonding channels, Ultimate Internet is able to offer speeds of up to 50 Mbps on the downstream, while the upstream speed, which isn't bonded, is 5 Mbps.

"Cox is committed to bringing our customers the latest in technology advancements," said Duffy Leone, senior vice president and general manager of Cox Communications in the Orange Coast. "We've listened to our customers, and they continue to tell us that speed and reliability are among the main reasons they choose their Internet service provider, so Cox has invested heavily in our network to ensure we continue to deliver on our commitment."

The nation's third-largest cable operator has previously deployed Ultimate Internet in parts of Arizona and in Rhode Island, northern Virginia, Lafayette Parish, La., and Fredericksburg and Fairfax County in Virginia.

In the previous rollouts, Cox has used DOCSIS 3.0 gear from Cisco, including Cisco's uBR10012 cable modem termination system and the company's DPC3000 cable modem, but Cox has also qualified modems from Motorola. Cox is bonding four downstream channels in order to offer the faster speed.

Cox's goal is to have DOCSIS 3.0 available in more than two-thirds of its systems across the country by the end of this year.

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