Cox sets up 1,700 Wi-Fi hotspots in Las Vegas and Phoenix

Cox Communications has announced major progress of its aggressive Wi-Fi buildout, with 1,700 hotspots being rolled out across Las Vegas and Phoenix.

The deployment extends Cox's Wi-Fi reach to six markets, with plans to expand to San Diego and numerous other cities in 2015. The MSO also has Wi-Fi networks established in Connecticut, Northern Virginia, Omaha, Neb., and Sun Valley, Idaho.

"In addition to the incredible speeds Cox offers in the home, our customers want access to reliable high speed Internet wherever they are," said Len Barlik, executive VP of product development and management at Cox Communications. "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 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."

Cox, meanwhile, also confirmed to Multichannel News that it has started its migration to all-digital video service, starting with its Connecticut systems.

A Cox spokesperson told the trade that the MSO will use about half of its reclaimed spectrum for DOCSIS 3.1 applications.

For more:
- read this Cox press release
- read this Multichannel News story

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