Cox eyes $500 million wireless investment

Cable TV company Cox Communications already has committed $300 million at auction to acquire 700 Mhz wireless spectrum, and company president Patrick Esser said at the Progress and Freedom Foundation's Aspen Summit that Cox will spend a total of $500 million to roll out mobile content offerings and other wireless services that will enhance its ability to offer quadruple play services on a single bill. Cox also wants to integrate all of its services via wireless where that makes sense.

Though Cox is not saying when all this will happen, it joins other service providers who are getting closer using their new spectrum. Meanwhile, 700 Mhz activist Google, which did not acquire any spectrum in the band, has moved on to a campaign promoting the use of white space TV spectrum for mobile broadband.

For more:
- see this Cox report at InformationWeek
- see this white space story at Network World

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Cox also reportedly has been looking at its fiber options. Cox report
Google was very interested in 700 Mhz this time last year. Google report