OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications today announced that its gigabit Internet service for residential customers has launched. Marketed under the brand name "G1GABLASTSM," Cox now offers speeds 100 times faster than the average speed in the U.S. today.
In an announcement today at the Oklahoma State Capitol, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and Cox executives partnered to share the news and to introduce the first G1GABLAST customer in Oklahoma.
"This is an important development for Oklahoma, adding another quality of life factor that will help lure more businesses, families and young people to our state," Governor Mary Fallin said.
Cox is deploying residential gigabit Internet speeds to new developments across Oklahoma City and Tulsa and in Cox locations across the country. The company has already launched G1GABLAST service in 10 states and will have gigabit speeds in all of its markets by the end of 2016. Cox has offered gigabit speeds to businesses for more than 10 years.
"We are excited to deliver the choice of gigabit speeds to our customers," said Cox Communications President Pat Esser. "Coupled with our 1,800 employees in Oklahoma and more than 24,000 nationwide, our latest investments and the deployment of the fastest speeds available are powering economic growth and development for businesses and residents of the communities we serve."
The service offers speeds as fast as 1,000 megabits per second. It will deliver more speed, a powerful home network and rich broadband enabled services to customers. The service also includes the latest high-speed WiFi router, one terabyte of cloud storage, Cox Security Suite and Family Protection and 10 email boxes each with 15 gigabytes of storage.
Marketing and sales promotions include broad digital advertising and social media, direct mail and print and outdoor advertising. Cox will be demonstrating the service at community events throughout the region and at its retail Cox Solutions Stores. Consumers also can sign-up at www.cox.com/giglife.
"Cox has always had an evolving and dynamic plan to continue to advance our services to meet the growing demands of our customers," said Region Manager Percy Kirk. "By bringing gigabit Internet speeds to the market, Cox is once again ensuring our technology readiness long into the future."
While focused on bringing gigabit speeds to its residential customers, Cox continues to increase the speeds of all of its Internet service packages. Late last year, the company increased the speeds of Cox High Speed Internet Ultimate to 200 mbps. Earlier in 2015, the company made its Starter package five times faster and the Essential package three times faster. Committed to offering its customers choice and access, Cox has increased broadband speeds more than 1,000 percent over the past 14 years.
In the last 10 years, Cox has invested more than $15 billion in its communities through infrastructure upgrades to deliver video, phone and high-speed Internet and home security and automation service to homes and businesses in the company's service area. Additionally, the company gives tens of millions of dollars annually in cash and in-kind contributions to support the communities in which it operates.
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation 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 eight 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 nine times, including the last eight years. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.
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