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Cox Communications Launches “GIGABLAST” Internet Service in Tucson
G1GABLAST will be first gigabit internet service available in Tucson for residential homes
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“Cox has consistently and aggressively increased its investment in its broadband network in Tucson, particularly in our downtown, along with their ongoing support of nonprofits and education in our community. I applaud their continued commitment to our community by expanding gigabit services to our Tucson residents,” said Mayor Jonathan Rothschild.

ATLANTA Cox Communications today announced that its gigabit internet service for residential customers is coming to Tucson, Arizona, starting at The Place @ Presidio Trails.  Marketed under the brand name “G1GABLASTSM,” Cox will offer speeds 100 times faster than the average speed in the U.S. today.

Cox is expanding the availability of residential gigabit internet speeds to new developments across Arizona 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 been deploying gigabit speeds to businesses for more than 11 years.

“We are excited to deliver the choice of gigabit speeds to our customers,” said Cox Communications President Pat Esser. “Coupled with our 250 employees in southern Arizona 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.”

G1GABLAST will be available in the Tucson market for $99.99 per month when combined with Cox’s most popular service bundles. 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 Wi-Fi router, one terabyte of cloud storage, Cox Security Suite and Family Protection and 10 email boxes each with 15 gigabytes of storage.

“Cox has consistently and aggressively increased its investment in its broadband network in Tucson, particularly in our downtown, along with their ongoing support of nonprofits and education in our community.  I applaud their continued commitment to our community by expanding gigabit services to our Tucson residents,” said Mayor Jonathan Rothschild.

Cox will begin rolling out GIGABLAST to new residential developments in Tucson as an expansion of Gigabit speeds in Arizona.

Marketing and sales promotions will 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.

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 300 mbps for customers in Tucson.  Earlier in 2015, the company made our Starter package five times faster and the Essential package three times faster. In 2014, Cox doubled the speeds of its most popular internet service tiers – Preferred and Premier – benefiting more than 75% of its customers.  Committed to offering its customers the most choice and access, Cox has increased its internet speeds more than 1,000 percent over the past 15 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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For further information: Stacie Schafer (Stacie.Schafer@cox.com or 216-210-4022

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