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Cox Interactive Media has launched local and other broadband programming in 20 markets. Cox Communications Inc. operates the high-speed Internet and CIMedia created and manages the programming.

The launch is split into markets served by CIMedia city sites, and Cox markets that weren't served by the unit.

In a convoluted statement, Cox outlined the relationship: In CIMedia's 10 markets, broadband versions of CIMedia's city sites have been launched as start pages for Cox High Speed Internet customers, including AccessArizona.com in Phoenix; AccessOCK.com in Oklahoma City; allnva.com, Northern Virginia; Omaha's DiscoverOmaha.com; HRtide.com in Hampton Roads, Va.; InsideNewOrleans.com in New Orleans; OCnow.com in Orange County, Calif.; Providence, R.I.'s OSO.com; SDinsider.com in San Diego; and VegasValley.com, Las Vegas.

In the 10 other markets, or those not served by CIMedia, the Internet service start pages are branded SimplyLocal.com. The markets use the city name and the brand, such as BatonRouge.SimplyLocal.com for Baton Rouge, La. Other cities and states under the SimplyLocal.com brand include Cleveland, Ohio; Connecticut; Humboldt County, Calif.; Macon/Middle Georgia; Palos Verdes, Calif.; Roanoke, Va.; Santa Barbara, Calif.; Tucson, Ariz.; and West Texas.

Cox says the Internet service is delivered via its new self-managed network.

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