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Cox Cable Launches Cell Service

  • AP, Monday, November 22, 2010 12:04 AM
Cox Communications, the country's third-largest cable company, is launching its long-planned cellular network in three scattered areas, taking on cell phone companies on its home turf. It's a rare new entrant in the wireless market, but one that's available only in Orange County, Calif., Omaha, Neb., and Hampton Roads, Va. -- all areas where Cox is the local cable company. They have about 1.5 million residents, Cox said.

Cox plans to expand the network, but hasn't said where or when. It has spent $550 million to buy rights to use wireless spectrum in and around Atlanta, New Orleans, San Diego, and Las Vegas as well as much of Kansas and southern New Mexico. Those areas have about 23 million people, said Stephen Bye, Cox's vice president of wireless. The cabler's build-out is the most ambitious plan by a cable company to get into wireless.



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