Cox Communications Delivers First Gigabit Speed Connections to Southern California Residents
Irvine Company's Park Place Luxury Apartments first to receive gigabit residential speed offering in the market

ATLANTA, Dec. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications has launched 1 gigabit speeds at the Irvine Company's Park Place Apartment Homes in Irvine, making its residents the first in Southern California to have access to gigabit speeds for their residential Internet service.

Over the past 13 years, Cox has increased broadband speeds 1,000%

Gigabit speeds are 100 times faster than the average broadband and enable customers to:

  • Run all of their devices at the same time (laptops, tablets, smart TVs, smartphones, gaming systems)
  • Download an HD movie in less than 60 seconds;
  • Download 100 songs in three seconds;
  • Upload about 1,000 photos in about a minute.

Located at Jamboree Road and Michelson Drive, Park Place Apartment Homes is Irvine's newest apartment community offering contemporary living and a sophisticated, walkable lifestyle. The community features bright, open apartment living spaces with a range of floor plans, from studios to two-bedroom apartment homes with a den.

Earlier this year, Cox Communications announced that it would bring 1 gigabit speeds to residential customers in all of its markets by the end of 2016. The company has been deploying gigabit speeds to businesses for more than 10 years, and launched gigabit speeds to residential customers in Phoenix in October.

"Cox already offers the fastest residential Internet in Orange County, and with the launch at Park Place Apartment Homes, we're the first provider in Southern California to offer 1 gigabit speeds to residential customers," said Dave Bialis, Senior Vice President and Region Manager for Cox Communications in California. "As technology continues to advance and change how consumers use broadband, Cox will be well positioned to serve our customers in the future."

"Having Southern California's fastest Internet service is part of the exceptional living experience found at Park Place Apartment Homes," said David Brackett, senior vice president of property management for Irvine Company Apartment Communities. "The community's extensive onsite amenities and nearby shopping, dining, employment and recreation complement the lifestyles of our residents, while gigabit Internet service provides the speed and versatility they desire to work and enjoy entertainment online."

The 1 gigabit offering comes on the heels of Cox doubling its Internet speeds in October for California customers in its most popular tiers. Cox High-Speed Internet Preferred tier customer speeds increased from 25 megabits per second to 50 megabits per second and Premier tier customer speeds increased from 50 megabits per second to 100 megabits per second. In addition, Ultimate tier speeds increased from 100 megabits per second to 150 megabits per second. These tiers represent more than 75% of Cox Internet customers in California. Over the past 13 years, Cox has increased broadband speeds 1,000%.

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 and

About Park Place Apartment Homes
Park Place Apartment Homes is Irvine's newest apartment community offering contemporary city living and a sophisticated, walkable lifestyle with premier shopping and dining, prominent employers and world-class recreation just steps away. Set amid the modern offices and vibrant retail of Park Place ― a 105-acre campus along Irvine's thriving Jamboree Corridor ― Park Place Apartment Homes deliver on the promise of cosmopolitan living in Irvine, a city recognized nationally for safety, schools, business, recreation and thoughtful planning. A luxury, resort-style community of 998 apartment homes, Park Place Apartment Homes offers 18 distinctive floor plans ranging from studios to two-bedrooms and a den. For more, please visit

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