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Cox Business Launches Accelerated Broadband Tiers for Small Businesses

September 17, 2012

Cox Business Launches Accelerated Broadband Tiers for Small Businesses

By Madhubanti Rudra
TMCnet Contributor

In an effort to meet the needs of small businesses with high-speed requirements in Acadiana, Cox Business (News - Alert) recently launched two new Internet tiers at 80 and 100 Mbps.

The new launch is the outcome of the company’s $4.8-million upgrade to its fiber-based network in Acadiana, using cutting-edge DOCSIS 3.0-enabled technology, the company said in a recent statement.

Coupled with Cox's industry-leading IP backbone and award-winning customer experience, small businesses throughout Acadiana will now be able to leverage enterprise-grade technology services from Cox Business.

Acadiana is interestingly the first Cox market nationwide to offer its new 80 Mbps and 100 Mbps speed options targeting small and medium business customers.

The service will be available in other Cox Business markets later this year and early 2013.

Cox Business owns and operates its own high-speed, multi-service, national fiber optic backbone consisting of 13,000 miles of fiber, with speed packages designed to fit the unique needs of each business customer. The company offers 10 Gbps speeds for the businesses with the most demanding business requirements. 

Through its fiber optic network, the company has made available the same state-of-the-art fiber network, available in the largest U.S. cities in Acadiana.

“We tailor our offerings to the unique requirements of each individual customer, while providing a full package of solutions that businesses need to protect their valuable assets and run their business efficiently via one provider,” said Cox Business vice president of Louisiana, Leigh King. “More important than a high-speed connection, small businesses require a reliable partner with a full suite of technology offerings to help them compete with the big guys.”

Over the past four years, Cox Business has reportedly invested over $12 million in expanding commercial fiber infrastructure in Lafayette and the Acadiana area. With a fully redundant fiber ring in Lafayette and a regional fiber ring throughout Acadiana, Cox Business has a larger fully redundant fiber ring that serves the South Louisiana region by connecting Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

This Cox-owned regional fiber network is the largest commercial fiber network in South Louisiana.

Cox Enterprises is celebrating the 5th anniversary of its national sustainability program – Cox Conserves – by launching a social giving campaign on Facebook (News - Alert). The campaign will raise money for Cox's national environmental partners: American Rivers and The Trust for Public Land.

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Edited by Braden Becker
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