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In the media: Cox builds $70M data center in Phoenix

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 7:35am
Mike Robuck

Cox Enterprises continues to invest in the state of Arizona, which includes the recent completion of a $70 million data center in Phoenix.

According to AZCentral.com, Cox Communications President Pat Esser was on hand in Phoenix earlier this week to dedicate the new data center.

Cox Enterprises also plans on expanding a Phoenix warehouse over the course of this year to serve regional operations throughout the West. Most of Cox's Spanish-language customers are served from a Phoenix call center, while other Phoenix-based operations support telephone systems in Omaha, Neb., and Cox's headquarters in Atlanta.

"This is a very important long-term market for us," Esser was quoted as saying in the AZCentral.com story. "We continue to put more and more things into Arizona."

Cox has invested about $2.5 billion in Arizona over the past decade and plans to continue spending at least $100 million a year to update its triple-play and other services to residential and business customers.

Despite the recession, in 2008 and 2009 Cox spent an additional $300 million to upgrade its network to 1 GHz.

As a private company, Cox doesn't disclose how many basic video subscribers it has lost, but Esser told AZCentral.com that the subscriber losses it did incur were due to the economy and not from defections to over-the-top companies such as Netflix.

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