The nation's 10 largest cable operators are still not installing many removable security modules in customers' homes, even though the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 's July 1 ban on new digital set-tops with integrated security features is just three months away.
Plus, the big MSO's say they're still running into numerous installation problems with these security modules, which are known as CableCARD's. At least two major MSO's claim that they're fielding 1,000 or more "trouble calls" a month concerning the modules...
A Belo-owned CBS station, WWL-TV in Louisiana is threatening to pull its high-def signal from Cox Cable. Nearly 200,000 Cox Cable subscribers in New Orleans may be unable to watch Sunday's Super Bowl in High-Definition TV...
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This year, Cox received the highest honors in J.D. Power and Associates' 2006 Residential All-Distance Telephony Customer Satisfaction Survey in the Northeast, Southwest and Western regions. It was the fourth straight year Cox topped the Western region polling, where it directly duels AT&T formerly SBC and Verizon, and the first year it has been included in the other two regions, where its telephone service is newer.
Just got an eMail from Cox in regards to a free speed upgrade. Preferred goes from 4Mbps to 6Mbps, & Premier goes from 9Mbps to 10Mbps.
Rebooted the modem and here's what I got on my Preferred service;
dslreports.com speed test result on 2006-10-05 16:17:38 EST:
8011 / 551
Your download speed : 8011 kbps or 1001.4 KB/sec.
That is 58% better than an average user on cox.net
Your upload speed : 551 kbps or 68.9 KB/sec.
That is 23% worse than an average user on cox.net
by state Monday 27-Feb-2006
New Feature Protects Cox Customers from Identity Theft; Cox Communications Introduces Free Anti-Phishing Software story continues..
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 27, 2006--Cox Communications today introduced its new Anti-Phishing security software, now available to all Cox High Speed Internet customers who download Cox's free security suite.
by Smokey Wednesday 21-Dec-2005
Cox Communications' Jim Robbins, who Forbes named as one of the Most Powerful People in Business in 2000 and 2001, is retiring from the company he has led for the past two decades. Under his leadership, Cox has quadrupled in size. story continues..
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 30, 2005--Cox Communications announced today that it has increased the speed of its fastest Cox High Speed Internet package at no additional charge for customers in Cleveland, OH, Kansas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK, as well as Orange County and San Diego, CA. Cox High Speed Internet customers that subscribe to the Premier package in these markets can now enjoy speeds up to 9 Mbps downstream and up to 1 Mbps upstream, a download speed up to 80% faster than before the upgrade
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NEW YORK, Nov 1 (Reuters) - A private-equity group led by cable entrepreneur Jerry Kent is set to purchase a group of cable systems from Cox Communications Inc. for $2.5 billion to $3 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
by VARTV Friday 07-Oct-2005
Cox Communications Inc. is increasing high-speed-data service to 9 megabits per second downstream and 1 mbps upstream to its customers in central Florida, the Gulf Coast of Florida and middle Georgia systems...
J.D. Power and Associates Reports:
Cox Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction among High-Speed Internet Providers; SBC Yahoo! Ranks Highest among Dial-Up Providers
Dial-Up Accelerators Make Big Impact on Time Subscribers Spend Online
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.: 21 September 2005 Cox ranks highest in satisfying high-speed Internet customers, while SBC Yahoo! ranks highest among dial-up Internet providers, according to the J.D.
by ion9 Friday 09-Sep-2005
Hurricane Update story continues..
Cox suspends billing for hard-hit areas of New Orleans for entire month of September
· New Orleans area residential and CBS customers will not be billed by Cox for services for the entire month of Sept.
· CSRs/FSRs can advise customers in the affected areas of the no charge for service for Sept.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, AUGUST 1, 2005 story continues..
COX NAMES NEW 2005 TELEPHONE MARKETS
ATLANTA August 1, 2005 Cox Communications Inc. today officially announced it will launch Cox Digital Telephone in Las Vegas, Macon, Ga., Central Fla.*, Gulf Coast*, Fla.
Lafayette voters turned out in surprising numbers Saturday for an election with a single issue. With a 27 percent turnout, they voted 12,290 to 7,507, or 62 percent to 38 percent, to proceed with the controversial fiber-to-the-home project.
Cox reportedly close to selling four systems for $2 billion.
A blurb in a Reuters story (found here)
states that Cox Communications has distributed information to prospective bidders for the four cable systems listed for sale earlier this year.
by Smokey Saturday 21-May-2005
Cox Broadband Blacks Out story continues..
By Colin C. Haley of internetnews.com
More than 2 million Cox Communications broadband customers lost their connections Friday after the cable operator's Internet backbone went down, a spokesman for the Atlanta company confirmed.