In the media: Cox rolls wideband into San Diego

Mon, 12/20/2010 - 7:30am
Mike Robuck

Cox Communications started offering its DOCSIS 3.0 Ultimate Internet tier, which features speeds of up to 50 Mbps on the downstream and 5 Mbps on the upstream, in San Diego last week.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the launch of the wideband service was the result of recent network upgrades. Cox’s San Diego system also recently started offering the cable operator’s premium Plus Package tier .

With its free PowerBoost feature, Cox Ultimate subscribers can temporarily increase download speeds up to 55 Mbps when extra capacity on the network becomes available.

Cox’s DOCSIS 3.0 tier pricing various by market, but the price in San Diego is $49.99 per month for three months and $99.99 thereafter.

In addition to San Diego, Cox ‘s Ultimate Internet has also been deployed in the following systems: Tulsa, Okla.; Idaho; Nevada; Ohio; Rhode Island; northern Virginia; Hampton Roads, Va.; Omaha, Neb.; the Kansas and Arkansas areas; the Scottsdale, Ariz. area; Orange County, Calif.; Santa Barbara, Calif.; Palos Verdes Calif.; and the Lafayette and Gonzales, La. areas.

In 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 has previously said it’s still on track to have DOCSIS 3.0 deployed in more than two-thirds of its systems across the country by the end of this year.

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