NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 9, football fanatics will gather at the Louisiana Superdome, in bars and restaurants, and at homes around the country to watch the top two college teams battle for bragging rights as the nation's best. As the preferred communications provider for the stadium, hundreds of local bars and restaurants and more than 6 million customers nationwide, Cox is an important player in the big game.
Cox Business, the commercial services telecom division of the country's third largest cable company, provides the voice, video and Internet services at the Superdome and at more than 150 hotels and 200 bars and restaurants in New Orleans. When fans see sports or news shows on monitors as they enter the stadium or crowd around screens at viewing parties, they will be watching Cox's channel lineup.
Cox is providing Internet access to ESPN to support all events leading up to the big game, including the live telecast from the set of College GameDay Built by the Home Depot. College GameDay producers will use the dedicated Cox Internet connection at the Superdome to access player stats and team facts and pull electronic billboards for on-air use from their Bristol, Conn. headquarters server.
"We offer video, phone and Internet service to some of the best sports venues in the country, as well as the homes and businesses of the fans, and are proud to be a part of one of the most anticipated events of the year," said Leigh King, vice president of Cox Business Louisiana. "Our network supports the bandwidth requirements of sports executives and press at the stadium and our high definition video services help share the excitement of this game with millions of viewers."
In addition to the national title game, Cox Business provided communications services for bowl stadiums in its Las Vegas and San Diego markets this season.
Cox Business provides voice, data and video services for nearly 275,000 small and regional businesses, including healthcare providers, K-12 and higher education, financial institutions and federal, state and local government organizations. The organization also serves most of the top tier wireless and wireline telecommunications carriers in the U.S. through its wholesale division. According to Vertical Systems Group, Cox Business is one of the largest providers of business Ethernet services in the U.S. based on customer ports and has been consistently recognized for its leadership among small/midsize business data service providers. Cox is currently the seventh largest voice service provider in the U.S. and supports nearly 900,000 business phone lines. For more information about Cox Business, Click Here or call 1-800-396-1609.
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 more than 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; for five years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. 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