Cox Rolls DOCSIS 3.0 Into Northern Virginia
Ultimate Internet Package Offers Up 50 Mbps Downstream
Todd Spangler -- Multichannel News, 5/5/2009 8:32:35 AM MT
Cox Communications is expanding its top-speed broadband service - with up to 50 Mbps downstream - to residential and business customers in Northern Virginia.
The operator is offering the DOCSIS 3.0-based Ultimate Internet service, which provides 5 Mbps upstream, in Fairfax County and Fredericksburg, Va., markets. Standard price for the residential Ultimate Internet package will be $139.99 per month, with an introductory rate of $109 per month.
By offering a 50-Mbps tier, Cox will be able to compete head-to-head with Verizon's FiOS Internet service, which currently markets the same maximum download speeds.
Cox last month launched DOCSIS 3.0-based service in Lafayette Parish, La. The operator said it plans to offer Ultimate Internet to several additional markets by the end of 2009, and to more than two-thirds of its footprint in 2010.
"Our customers have said they want an online experience that allows them to do more, do it faster and on a network they trust. DOCSIS 3.0 lets them do that," Cox Northern Virginia general manager Janet Barnard said in a statement.
Customers can find more information about Cox's high-speed Internet services at www.cox.com/highspeedinternet