Cox Network Transformation to Bring Multi-Gig Internet Service to Hampton Roads
HAMPTON ROADS, Virginia., January 6, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Cox Communications today announced that the company will make significant enhancements to its broadband network in Hampton Roads. As part of a multibillion-dollar infrastructure investment to build a 10 Gigabit capable fiber optic network, these enhancements will enable Cox to deliver multi-Gigabit speeds to its customers over the next several years, at the both downstream and upstream, to support a multitude of bandwidth-intensive applications.
Cox invested $ 55 million over the past 5 years in Hampton Roads and was the first to make Gigabit service available to all customers in the market. Cox now plans to invest more than an additional $ 100 million over the next 3 years to deliver balanced multi-Gigabit speeds over high-speed broadband connections, from Norfolk.
âWe are preparing for the next generation of home and business Internet uses. The ever increasing number of connected devices combined with exciting new technological applications such as virtual reality learning, autonomous vehicles or even metaverse exploration will require more network capacity and increased speeds and symmetry â said JD Myers, senior vice president and regional manager, Cox Communications. “We are committed to being the Internet provider that customers can count on for the speed they need now and in the future.”
In addition to the faster speeds, Cox also provides secure and reliable wifi connections covering the whole house. Cox Panoramic Wifi provides the equipment its customers need for top-notch wifi that can be easily updated as technology evolves. Customers also benefit from control and security through the Panoramic Wifi app with Advanced Security, protecting every device connected to their network.
As America’s largest privately-held telecommunications company, Cox delivers value beyond premium Internet and entertainment services in the communities it serves. A recent assessment of the 2019-2020 economic impact of the company’s operating, investment project and social investment data in Hampton Roads indicates that Cox Communications recurring operations support more than $ 170 million of local economic production, including more than 1,000 jobs and nearly $ 50 million in the payments of wages and salaries. Beyond that, the company’s annual capital investment of more than $ 1.5 billion in technology infrastructure generates more than $ 20 billion in economic production supporting over 55,000 jobs and over $ 3 billion in the payments of wages and salaries. Cox Communications also generates more than $ 480 million annually in national and local tax contributions.
Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through technology. The largest private broadband company in America, we are proud to serve nearly seven million homes and businesses in 18 states. We are committed to empowering others to build a better future and to celebrate the diversity of products, people, suppliers, communities and characteristics that make each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family business founded in 1898 by the Governor James M. Cox.
SOURCE Cox Communications