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Hampton Roads Consumers to be Among First in Nation to Receive Wireless Services from Cox Communications
Dec 08, 2009 (11:12 AM EST)


CHESAPEAKE, Va., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ --Cox Communications Inc. announced today that it will soon introduce wireless phone and mobile high speed Internet service in the Hampton Roads region. Today's announcement continues the company's long history of introducing competitive telecommunications services to the marketplace.

Since 1999, Cox has provided telephone service in Hampton Roads, saving consumers thousands of dollars over the incumbent telephone provider. Today, Cox is a leading phone company in the Hampton Roads region, and has received numerous national telephone customer satisfaction honors.

Cox is now the first U.S. cable company to launch a fully-integrated wireless phone and mobile high speed service. Cox will also be the only provider in Hampton Roads offering consumers a fully integrated bundle of video, voice, Internet and wireless services.

To celebrate Cox's landmark entry to the wireless business, Cox is donating a brand new computer technology center, valued at $25,000, to the Southeastern Virginia Boys & Girls Club. The Center will include new computers, access to Cox High-Speed Internet and education about the safe and responsible use of digital technology. The Southeastern Virginia Boys & Girls Club was selected to receive this donation because of its great need for advanced technology and because of its commitment to enriching the lives of young people, a commitment Cox shares.

"Every day, our customers who trust us to be their service provider ask if they can add wireless service to the Cox bundle," said Gary McCollum, Senior Vice President and General Manager. "We're excited to let consumers know that they will soon have a better choice for wireless service. We've had great opportunity to re-think what has been commonly accepted in the wireless marketplace today. We know that there is a better way to experience wireless and enrich lives along the way."

The service has launched to a test group of Cox customers and the company will expand the service across the Hampton Roads region in 2010. While Cox is initially offering an integrated wireless service to residential customers, it will deliver business class services to Cox Business customers in the future.

"Change is coming soon and we're confident you'll like the Cox experience," added McCollum.

Finally, Cox has multiple retail locations within the region and the company is remodeling certain mall and retail store locations as part of this future launch. In addition to making way for the wireless program, the stores are being enhanced to provide a better overall customer experience.

For more information, contact Felicia Blow at (757) 222-8432 or via felicia.blow@cox.com.

Cox Communications is a multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company with more than 6.2 million total residential and commercial customers. The third-largest cable television company in the United States, Cox offers an array of advanced digital video, high-speed Internet and telephony services over its own nationwide IP network, as well as integrated wireless services. Cox Business is a full-service, facilities-based provider of communications solutions for commercial customers, providing high-speed Internet, voice and long distance services, as well as data and video transport services for small to large-sized businesses. Cox Media offers national and local cable advertising in traditional spot and new media formats, along with promotional opportunities and production services. Cox Communications wholly owns and operates the Travel Channel. More information about the services of Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com www.coxbusiness.com www.coxmedia.com , , and . In Hampton Roads, Cox has more than 400,000 basic cable subscribers.

CONTACT: Felicia Blow, APR: +1-757-222-8432 or felicia.blow@cox.com, orLeigh Woisard: +1-757-222-8496 or

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