LAS VEGAS - Jan. 9, 2017 - Cox Communications has been named exclusive Wi-Fi provider for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). A seven-year sponsorship agreement between Cox and UNLV names the technology company as the university’s provider of Wi-Fi services. The agreement will update and expand UNLV’s existing campus Wi-Fi network and provide dedicated technical support. It also extends naming rights for UNLV’s Cox Pavilion and allows for additional campus signage with a “UNLV, powered by Cox” tagline.
“As a longtime supporter of education in Southern Nevada, we’re very pleased about this expanded partnership with UNLV to increase the availability and performance of campus-wide Wi-Fi,” said Derrick R. Hill, vice president of Cox Business and Hospitality Network in Las Vegas. “Our expertise with large-scale Wi-Fi networks will help enhance the user experience for students, faculty, staff and visitors that encourages on-campus learning, interaction and productivity.”
The sponsorship agreement will augment and expand a campus Wi-Fi network with 3,258 Wi-Fi access points. Cox will support UNLV’s deployment of switch equipment as well as high-throughput access points based on the 802.11ac industry platform capable of speeds up to several gigabits per second. Cox will also provide onsite full-time engineering support for the network during the term of the agreement under the leadership of UNLV network staff.
“As UNLV continues to grow, it’s absolutely critical that our students have dependable, high quality Wi-Fi coverage wherever they are on campus,” said Gerry Bomotti, UNLV senior vice president for finance and business. “This agreement ensures that our students, staff and visitors will have access to industry leading technology, and it extends our naming rights partnership with Cox Pavilion and within the sports complex area of campus.”
The agreement names Cox as naming rights sponsor, which includes a number of naming rights privileges. The tagline “UNLV, powered by Cox” will appear as rooftop signage at the Thomas & Mack Center, on the Thomas & Mack Center website and in other places along the campus’ sports complex corridor.
An existing partnership dating to 1999 between Cox and UNLV for naming rights of Cox Pavilion, a multi-purpose indoor arena adjacent to the Thomas & Mack Center, will also be extended with the agreement. Cox also has existing sponsorship rights at Sam Boyd Stadium, the current home of UNLV football.
Cox Business/Hospitality Network, a leading provider of technology services to the commercial and gaming-resort industry in Southern Nevada, will provide engineering support for the Wi-Fi deployment.
Since 1998, Cox Business/Hospitality Network has a developed expertise in large-scale deployments of high-speed wired and wireless Internet services to convention, trade show and meeting room space nationwide. The Company currently provides the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center with wireline telecommunications services including wired internet and a meshed Wi-Fi network leveraging 2,100 access points.
In December 2015, Cox Business/Hospitality Network was named exclusive technology integration/telecommunication services provider for T-Mobile Arena. The Company deployed more than 550 Wi-Fi access points in the arena in order to provide authenticated access to guests inside the facility as well as the adjacent two-acre outdoor entertainment space.
UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. UNLV is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the 2017 charter class of the UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. Learn more at unlv.edu.
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 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 digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in broadband, voice and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For nine 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 11 times. 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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