Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Cox Communications Gets Lucky 13 From DiversityInc

For the 13th time, Internet and Cable provider, Cox Communications has been recognized with the number 13 spot on DiversityInc's 2018 list of the Top 50 Companies. Not only did Cox make number 13 on the list, it is the 13th time they have made the list.

Last year and the year before they were ranked number 18 on the list which recognizes companies for  hiring, retaining and promoting women, minorities, LGBT, people with disabilities, and veterans.

DiversityInc’s annual survey ranks companies based on recruitment policies, senior leadership commitment, talent development, and supplier diversity.

Cox Communications is the third-largest cable company in the United States and is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced Cox digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services accross the nation.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Cox Cable Video Platform Now Has YouTube

As a result of a partnership with Comcast Cable, Cox Cable and Internet customers will be able to watch YouTube videos using their Cox Contour 2 video platform and a third party YouTube app. And you can use the Contour search features on the Cox remote.

Last year, you may remember, Cox Cable and Internet made Netflix viewing available using the Contour remote. Cox's Contour is based on the X1 technology Cox leases from Comcast Cable. YouTube viewing with the feature is separate from the cable service and when you watch videos it will count against Cox’s data caps. Comcast has been offering Netflix and YouTube apps on their Comcast branded X1 platform for a while.

According to information from Cox, customers must have Cox Residential Internet service and the Contour 2 remote device to use the YouTube app at this time. Voice commands won't work (yet).

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Cox Helps Las Vegas to Become Smart Gigabit Community

The city of Las Vegas is the latest Smart Gigabit Community (SGC) thanks to sponsorship by Cable Internet provider Cox Communications. The nonprofit US Ignite Inc announced the designation as part of teh 2018 US Ignite Application Summit that took place in Kansas City recently.

Las Vegas Mayor, Carolyn G. Goodman said, “Las Vegas has become known as a city of innovation, and I know this partnership with Cox Communications will continue to move us toward becoming a world-class city.”

The third largest cable company in the US, Cox Communications provides digital video, Internet, phone and home security services across the country.

The US Ignite Smart Gigabit Communities program is funded by the National Science Foundation. US Ignite’s Smart Gigabit Communities program promotes wireless and fiber networks in communities throughout the United States.

Cox Communications has been working to create the network infrastructure of Las Vegas for almost twenty years. Cox has been offering multi-gig speeds to Las Vegas businesses for more than ten years and is in line to finish the network enhancements in 2018 and provide gigabit internet to all of the Las Vegas area it serves, by the end of next year.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Should you choose Cox Cable Internet?

Cox Cable is the 3rd biggest cable company in the country. They are also the 4th biggest cable Internet service provider in the country. It is still owned by the Cox family. The company has been providing cable since the early sixties. Now Cox provides cable Internet and phones as well as cable TV.

To find out if you live in an area where you can get Cox Cable Internet go to InternetProvidersByZip.com. If you can't get Cox Cable Internet there you will be able to see what high-speed Internet providers are in your zip code. Maybe you can find a faster speed than what you currently have.

InternetProvidersByZip.com has pretty much every Internet provider in the country listed on the site. You can actually do a search of all the Internet companies in the area. The site gets updated all teh time to bring you the latest data.

Even if you don't live in an area that gets Cox Cable and Internet you can probably find another Internet and cable provider in your area to get high-speed Internet and cable.

You will find Cable Internet is usually faster than a lot of the other Internet connections available.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Cox Communications Versus BMG

BMG Music has sued Cable, Voice and Internet service provider Cox Communications because they "allowed" Internet subscribers to download music without paying for it. Cox provides over 4 million subscribers with Internet but apparently they are supposed to police all of them and make sure they don't download music. BMG wanted Cox to kick the subscribers off the Internet for downloading the music. That is not what I want my ISP to focus on. How about ensuring the Internet is fast and doesn't lag?

According to the Electronic Freedom Foundation BMG was supported in its suit by a patent troll company called Rightscorp who goes around suing ISPs and their subscribers to feed off the original musicians and copyright holders.

The original suit against Cox Communications, the Internet cable and phone service provider was decided against Cox. Cox Communications appealed and the new case was just decided. More or less. Not really. The court affirmed in part, reversed in part and vacated in part the previous ruling.

Cox Communications provides voice, Internet and cable TV bundles. Providing these services are what they should focus on. Not policing copyright infringement.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Cox says they are committed to Net Neutrality

In response to the repeal of net neutrality, Cable TV and Internet provider Cox Communications is giving some mixed messages about the subject. They are saying they support net neutrality but they also say they applaud FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's repeal of them. What?

Here is their statement right after the FCC's repeal:
"Today’s vote by the FCC to remove the Title II section of the Net Neutrality rules does not impact our commitment to Net Neutrality. We do not block, throttle or otherwise interfere with consumers’ desire to go where they want on the Internet.  Cox has always been committed to providing an open Internet experience for our customers, and reversing the classification of Internet services does not change our commitment.  We applaud FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for his leadership that has overturned the previous Commission’s decision to enact Title II, the 1930s-era utility telephone regulations.  Reestablishing ‘light-touch’ regulation returns a level of certainty for consumer protections and future investment and innovation that spur the growth of the Internet."

It looks like they say that will follow the rules as long as there aren't any.

The third largest cable company in the US, Cox provides cable TV, Internet and phones to some where around 6 million house holds so their actions do have some repercussions so if they are committed to providing the best Internet service in their areas with no unfair blocking or priortization.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Arizona Cardinals and Cox Cable Form Partnership

If you get Cox Cable Internet service in your area you can get Cox Cable Internet, television and phone service from the same company that provides Internet service to the Arizona Cardinals. Cox just extended and expanded the existing partnership between Cox and the Cardinals. They have been working together since 2006.
The partnership is a multi-million-dollar, multi-year agreement for Cox to provide for the technical needs of not only the Cardinal’s training complex but also the University of Phoenix Stadium
This partnership isn’t just about hooking the team and stadium up to Cox high speed cable Internet, television and voice services. Cox will help the Cardinals offer a unique virtual reality interactive experience so that Cardinals fans can experience what it feels like to be on the field practicing with the team. This will be similar to what the Cardinals players and coaches experience during training. Fans can see what it is like to be standing on the field during the player introductions before a game, or even what it is like participating in the coin toss before the kickoff! Best of all, this virtual reality experience is free for fans. Fans can take part in the fun at the stadium’s upper concourse during the Cardinals home games.
Not only is the University of Phoenix Stadium home to the Arizona Cardinals but also the annual Fiesta Bowl, and a ton of other events like two Super Bowls, the NFL Pro Bowl, college football championships, and the NCAA Final Four.
As one of the largest cable companies in the United States, Cox services include voice and Internet services, cable television, WiFi, and network infrastructure to residential and businesses across the nation.