Cox Communications continues to plow ahead with its DOCSIS 3.0-based Ultimate Internet mission as it brings the service into Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. This latest DOCSIS 3.0 deployment follows the MSO's previous roll outs in Rhode Island, Northern Virginia, Lafayette Parish, La., Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz., and in Fredericksburg and Fairfax county Virginia.
Facing CenturyLink's 10 Mbps service (no specific pricing is available on CenturyLink's website), Cox is offering a residential service at $119.99 per month. To get the new DOCSIS 3.0 service, users will have to purchase a new $99.99 modem. Cox is also offering a business grade DOCSIS 3.0 service in Las Vegas, but did not advertise the price yet.
In the overall DOCSIS race, Cox continues to strategically build out the service to counter tier two ILEC offerings from the likes of CenturyLink and fiber-based offerings from AT&T, Qwest and Verizon. By the end of next year, Cox says it will have DOCSIS 3.0 services available in more than two-thirds of its U.S. footprint. Comparatively, fellow MSO Comcast has set an equally aggressive goal to penetrate 80 percent of its markets by the end of this year and the entire footprint by the end of 2010 with DOCSIS 3.0 services.
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