Cox WiFi Launches in Northern Virginia

Hotspots Expand WiFi Availability and Simplify Access for Cox High Speed Internet Customers

Jan 30, 2013, 16:00 ET from Cox Communications

FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications announced today that it has launched a network of Cox WiFi hotspots for Cox High Speed Internet customers in Northern Virginia.

The value-added service allows customers to access the internet at home and on the go. Subscribers to Cox's Preferred, Premier and Ultimate tiers will have free access to Cox WiFi, via WiFi hotspots, as part of their product bundles.

"Our customers want access to reliable and high speed internet wherever they are," said J.D. Myers II, Market Vice President, Northern Virginia Operations. "Providing them Cox WiFi service allows us to meet their changing information access needs, whether it's TV programming, social connections, home monitoring or simply general information that is secure and reliable from the four walls of their home to the four corners of their community. Cox provides solutions not only today but for the future, as well."

Accessing Cox WiFi is simple. When customers are in an area where the hotspot is available, they will see the Cox WiFi network location (SSID) in the list of available networks on their wireless device. Customers simply enter their Cox user ID and password to log in to Cox WiFi. Once authenticated, they will be able to browse the Internet as they would from home at more than 750 hotspots throughout Fairfax County and Fairfax City.

Once customers connect to CoxWiFi using a device, the same device will automatically connect for the next 30 days without customers having to re-enter their Cox credentials. In addition, customers can attach three devices per user ID and 10 per account at a time, allowing family members access to Cox WiFi, as well.

Cox WiFi offers download speeds of up to 15Mbps and upload speeds of 4Mbps. The speeds can vary and are dependent upon the number of smart phones, tablets or other devices connected to the access point at any given time.

For more information, visit the Cox WiFi homepage at

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 seven times, including the last six years. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at and

SOURCE Cox Communications