Cox Business Marks Industry Milestone as First MSO To Reach Top Tier of U.S. Business Ethernet Providers
Atlanta, GA

ATLANTA – August 28, 2007 – Cox Business ( ) announced today that it has made its debut in the top tier of U.S. business Ethernet providers, according to Vertical System Group's latest marketing analysis. The company attributes its success to its long history of delivering Ethernet services to customers served by fiber and hybrid fiber coax (HFC).

Vertical Systems Group's findings are evidence of enterprises widespread acceptance of Ethernet services. Across the Cox footprint, a variety of businesses, from healthcare and school districts to government, real estate and financial organizations, are embracing metro Ethernet to better utilize one pipe for multiple services. "Cox's Metro Ethernet delivers more bandwidth to better meet our current network requirements while giving us ample room to meet future needs," said Aaron Houser, vice president of American Interstate Bank in Omaha, Nebraska. "An important difference with Cox," notes Houser, "is the personal attention provided by Cox. Not only was Cox proactive in ensuring we were prepared to switch over, but the Cox staff is always knowledgeable and accessible."

"Our customers count on us to deliver next generation customized services for their network," said Kristine Faulkner, vice president of product development and management for Cox Business. "We are proud of the role we play in meeting customers needs locally while collaborating with industry associations, such as the Metro Ethernet Forum, to continue to enhance the customer experience."

According to Vertical Systems Group's ( ) Mid-2007 U.S. Retail Business Ethernet share analysis, Cox ranked #4 with an 8.9 percent based on total ports. More information on Cox's Ethernet services is available at

Cox Business ( products and services include: a full portfolio of Ethernet and data transport services (; Internet access; local and long distance voice services; video services and music choice; web hosting and E-commerce; and carrier access services.

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Cox Communications is a multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company with more than 6 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 in affiliation with Sprint (NYSE: S). 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

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