Cox Network to bring multi-gig Internet to Hampton Roads
HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – Cox Communications today announced the company will make significant broadband network enhancements in Hampton Roads. As part of a multi-billion 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 in the next few years, both downstream and upstream, to support a host of bandwidth-hungry applications.
Cox has invested $55 million over the last 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 an additional $100+ million over the next 3 years to deliver multi-Gigabit symmetrical speeds over high-speed broadband connections, starting in Norfolk.
In addition to faster speeds, Cox also provides secure and reliable wifi connections covering the whole home. Cox's Panoramic Wifi delivers the equipment its customers need for best-in-class wifi that can be easily updated as technology changes. Customers also get control and security through the Panoramic Wifi app with Advanced Security, protecting every device connected to their network.
As the largest private telecom company in America, Cox delivers value beyond superior internet and entertainment services in the communities it serves. A recent 2019-2020 economic impact assessment of the company's operating, capital project and social investment data in Hampton Roads indicates that Cox Communications recurring operations support more than $170 million in economic output locally, including more than 1,000 jobs and near $50 million in wage and salary payments. Beyond this, the company's $1.5+ billion annual capital investment in technology infrastructure generates more than $20 billion in economic output supporting over 55,000 jobs and more than $3 billion in wage and salary payments. Cox Communications also generates over $480 million annually in state and local tax contributions.
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11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
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