Cox and Charter Team to Provide Telecommunications Links for Business Customers
Interconnection Agreement Provides New Choices, Competitive Pricing for Businesses
Atlanta, GA and Saint Louis, MO

ATLANTA and ST. LOUIS – Cox Business and Charter Business™ announced today that the two companies have teamed to provide a direct fiber optic cable telecommunications link between metropolitan areas outside of traditional service footprints.

Businesses in Las Vegas and Reno, Nev., can now easily and securely connect offices and information systems with a dedicated SONET, Ethernet connection or IP transport service. A similar link has also been established between Cox in Orange County, Calif. and Charter in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

High-capacity data transport and Internet services are attractive to businesses with multiple locations that transport large amounts of sensitive data such as financial institutions, long distance carriers, Internet service providers, hospitals, insurance companies and other businesses that do not want to purchase or lease their own fiber network.

"This agreement brings a competitive choice to businesses that need to communicate with locations in other key commerce hubs in the western U.S.," said Jim McGann, vice president and general manager, Charter Business. "While customers have always been able to obtain fiber optic network services within the Charter Business and Cox Business footprints, they were limited to regional telephone companies to connect locations across the two footprints."

"Charter and Cox are responding to customer demand for a better connectivity solution to link their Las Vegas and Reno offices," said David Blau, vice president and general manager, Cox Business and Hospitality Network, Nevada. "By interconnecting our existing robust networks, we're able to provide customers with a reliable and competitive choice. The simplicity of one carrier, one network provider, one bill, one number for technical support and seamless connectivity creates immediate cost and resource efficiencies for our business customers."

Cox and Charter are both facilities-based telecom providers who build and maintain their own advanced networks and provide telephone, Internet and cable television services.

Acerca de Cox Communications

Cox Communications is a multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company with more than 6.2 million total residential and commercial customers. The third-largest cable television company in the United States, Cox offers an array of advanced digital video, high-speed Internet and telephony services over its own nationwide IP network, as well as integrated wireless services. Cox Business is a full-service, facilities-based provider of communications solutions for commercial customers, providing high-speed Internet, voice and long distance services, as well as data and video transport services for small to large-sized businesses. Cox Media offers national and local cable advertising in traditional spot and new media formats, along with promotional opportunities and production services. Cox Communications wholly owns and operates the Travel Channel. More information about the services of Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at, y

About Charter Communications

Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the third-largest publicly traded cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including Charter Digital® video entertainment programming, Charter High-Speed® Internet access, and Charter Telephone®. Charter Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, video and music entertainment services and business telephone. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at

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