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Cox Business Revs Up Communications Infrastructure for Barrett-Jackson's Las Vegas Auto Auction
Sep 13, 2010 (04:09 PM EDT)


Cox Business is preferred telecom provider for top car collector events

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Business announced today that it is the exclusive provider of voice and data services for Barrett-Jackson's Las Vegas Auto Auction.  The world-renowned auto collector auction facilitator will host this year's event at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Sept. 23-25.

In Las Vegas, Cox Business will provide dedicated digital voice service, a 40 Mbps Cox Optical Internet circuit and a point-to-point Ethernet data connection that links show operations to Barrett-Jackson's headquarters in Scottsdale.

Click here for more information about Barrett-Jackson's Las Vegas event.

"With three days of action-packed auction activity, Barrett-Jackson requires the most reliable technological infrastructure available," said Craig Jackson, Chairman/CEO of Barrett-Jackson. "Secure, reliable communications are essential to our operations and ensure timely and accurate information sharing and transaction processing."

Cox Business provides ongoing voice and data communications infrastructure to Barrett-Jackson's headquarters in Scottsdale, including massive data connections to support the website's 80 million annual page views. Similar to the real-time link with the Las Vegas show, Cox's network also ties Barrett-Jackson's Arizona showroom and annual Scottsdale Collector Car Event with the company's central facility.

"Cox is the trusted provider for many of the largest sporting, entertainment and special interest events in the country and each have unique communication needs," said Mike Bolognini, vice president of Cox Business and Hospitality Network in Las Vegas. "Barrett-Jackson is world renowned for its selection of quality cars and professional service, making it a natural combination with Cox Business."

Cox Business provides voice, data and video services for nearly 250,000 small and regional businesses, including healthcare providers, K-12 and higher education, financial institutions and federal, state and local government organizations. According to Vertical Systems Group, Cox Business is the fourth largest provider of business Ethernet services in the U.S. based on customer ports and was ranked highest among small/midsize business data service providers in J.D. Power and Associates 2010 U.S. Major Provider Business Telecommunications Study(SM). Cox is currently the seventh largest voice service provider in the U.S. and supports more than 730,000 business phone lines. For more information about Cox Business, click here or call 1-800-396-1609.

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves more than 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 seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for five years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.

SOURCE Cox Communications