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Cox Communications installing new infrastructure


ANTHEM – The Phoenix area will soon be added to the list of Cox Communications G1GABLAST locations. Local Cox customers who subscribe to Cox High Speed Internet Ultimate will have faster speeds, beginning in September.

Cox crews will be on-site around Anthem in the coming weeks, installing equipment and upgrading their network for 1GIG Internet service. The Anthem Country Club and the east side of Parkside will be seeing work crews in the neighborhood. The project is scheduled to move west through Parkside over the next few months.

Work crews will be providing residents notification of the intended installation via postcards mailed to homes. Residents should also receive a door hanger with contractor details before work in their neighborhood begins. Crews may need to excavate some areas during the installation. Any sidewalks, streets, or landscaping disturbed during the excavation will be repaired once the work is complete.

According to a news release from Cox Communications, G1GABLAST delivers speeds 100 times faster than the average speed in the U.S. today and will be available in all Cox markets by the end of 2016.

“Cox continues to invest in our network and deliver what customers have come to expect from us: industry leading high speed Internet service and a customer experience like no other,” John Wolfe, senior vice president and Southwest region manager, Cox Communications, stated in the release.  “Not only are we working hard to offer gigabit speeds to all of our customers, but we continue to increase speeds and add valuable features.” 

Cox reports that the latest speed increase will enable customers to:

Download a 5 GB high definition movie in two and half minutes
Download a 50 MB file in about one second
Download 10 MP3 songs in less than a second
Download a 25 MB YouTube clip in less than a second

“The benefits of an ultra-fast Cox High Speed Internet connection extend far beyond the home.  When our customers are on the go, they can enjoy free access to CoxWiFi hotspots, plus the nation’s largest WiFi network of over 400,000 CableWiFi hotspots across the country,” said Wolfe. “These hotspots are located in public areas across the valley and nationwide, such as restaurants, malls, sports arenas, parks and beaches including 1,200 CoxWiFi hotpots in the metro Phoenix and Tucson area.”