ATLANTA and LAS VEGAS, February 4, 2022 – Cox Business and Hospitality Network today announced that it is outfitting Boyd Gaming Corporation’s (NYSE: BYD) Las Vegas properties with premium connectivity services to enhance the guest experience from hotel rooms to the casino floor.
As part of the agreement, Cox’s new in-room entertainment (IRE) solution will be implemented in over 6,000 Boyd hotel rooms nationwide by mid-2022, giving guests convenient access to their favorite modern programming like the Netflix streaming app, video-on-demand (VOD), and free-to-guest (FTG) HD channels.
Additionally, Cox is providing a significant upgrade to public and hotel room WiFi capabilities at Boyd properties nationwide. Cox Business and Hospitality Network’s WiFi ethernet and Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) devices will provide connectivity property-wide with over 2,500 wireless access points -- allowing guests to enjoy high-energy gaming experiences on the casino floor and lightning-fast Internet from the lobby to their rooms, resulting in a truly connected experience at every point across the property.
“Our mission at Boyd Gaming is to provide our guests with a unique and compelling gaming hospitality experience,” said Blake Rampmaier, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Boyd Gaming. “Cox Business and Hospitality Network provide us the tailored solutions we need to consistently exceed guest expectations by providing a truly connected experience at Boyd properties across the country.”
Boyd Gaming is one of the nation’s leading casino entertainment companies, currently operating 28 gaming properties in 10 states nationwide. The brand prides itself on offering outstanding guest experience rooted in attention to customer service, known as “Boyd Style.” As technology becomes a more integral part of gaming, reliable solutions that provide high-end connectivity have become top priority. To create an infrastructure that supports the future of casino gaming, Boyd Gaming turned to Cox Business and Hospitality Network.
“With our strong presence in Las Vegas, the Cox Business and Hospitality Network teams have a thumb on the pulse of what gaming properties need to succeed when it comes to delivering the connected guest experience,” said Jady West, Vice President Hospitality. “By partnering with Boyd Gaming, we can continue to deliver this top-notch gaming and hospitality connectivity to properties nationwide.”
For more information about Cox Business Hospitality and its solutions, please visit www.coxhn.com.
About Cox Business and Hospitality Network:
The commercial division of Cox Communications, Cox Business provides voice, data and video services for more than 355,000 small and regional businesses nationwide, including health care providers; K−12 and higher education; financial institutions; and federal, state and local government organizations. The organization also serves most of the top-tier wireless and wireline telecommunications carriers in the U.S. through its wholesale division. For more information, please visit www.coxbusiness.com.
About Hospitality Network (HN):
An affiliate of Cox Business, Hospitality Network assists clients in the hospitality and large venue industry to provide guests with the latest in technology experiences. Delivering first-class capabilities for more than 30 years, HN has expertise in providing services including managed Wi‑Fi, high capacity bandwidth, free-to-guest TV, VOD, in-room entertainment (IRE), digital signage and location-based services. HN has proven technologies that enable the ultimate technology experience from coast to coast. For more information about Cox HN and its solutions, please visit www.coxhn.com.
About Boyd Gaming:
Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 28 gaming entertainment properties in 10 states. With one of the most experienced leadership teams in the casino industry, Boyd Gaming prides itself on offering its guests an outstanding entertainment experience, delivered with unwavering attention to customer service. Boyd Gaming was recognized by Forbes magazine as the highest-ranked gaming company in America’s Best Employers for Diversity in 2021, as well as one of Nevada’s 25 Best Employers in 2020 and 2021. For additional Company information and press releases, visit www.boydgaming.com.
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