ATLANTA, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications announced today that all customers with its Preferred, Premier or Ultimate High Speed Internet service now have free access to even more of the nation's largest WiFi network made possible by a collaboration of cable companies across the country, called Cable WiFi®. With the latest integration with Time Warner Cable's hotspots, Cox customers now can access free WiFi in additional cities including Los Angeles, New York City, Austin, Charlotte and Kansas City. The new hotspots are strategically located in high-traffic areas such as restaurants, malls, sports arenas, parks and beaches and join thousands of existing hotspot locations available to Cox customers in markets such as San Francisco, Boston, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Chicago.
"Cox continues to extend our customers access to WiFi hotspots across the country delivering information and entertainment anytime, anywhere," said Len Barlik, executive vice president and chief product officer. "Not only are we providing our customers access to nearly 200,000 WiFi hotspots throughout the country, we are also making it convenient and simple for customers to locate and logon to these hotspots."
Cox offers multiple ways to find a WiFi hotspot. Customers who are already in a WiFi hotspot can look for the "CoxWiFi" or "CableWiFi" network name on their WiFi-enabled devices, and use their Cox username and password to log into the hotspot. Or, Cox customers who are looking for WiFi access can go to www.cox.com/hotspots and enter their current location to find nearby hotspots. Icons on the map indicate whether the hotspots are inside or outside, so there are no surprises when customers arrive at the hotspot location. Users can also click on a WiFi icon on the map or download the Cox Connect app for iPhone and Android devices and immediately access directions to or from the specific WiFi hotspot address. Once a user has logged into a CableWiFi hotspot, his or her wireless device will automatically recognize and logon to other CableWiFi hotspots for one full year.
More hotspots are expected to be added before the end of the year as the integration with other cable operators continues, adding major business and travel destinations such as Orlando and Tampa to the list of cities available to eligible Cox customers. CoxWiFi can currently be found in Connecticut and Northern Virginia.
About Cox Communications:
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.
Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity eight times, including the last seven years. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.
SOURCE Cox Communications