CoxTouting download speeds as high as 50 Mbps, and higher, Cox Communications on Aug. 20 announced that it is rolling out DOCSIS 3.0 broadband services to residential customers in Arizona that sign up for its Ultimate Internet package.  Priced at $89.99 per month, upload speeds can be as high as 5 Mbps while download speeds can be boosted as high as 55 Mbps with PowerBoost, a technology exclusive to the cable industry that provides a burst of extra speed when needed, according to the company.

Ultimate Internet is already available to residential customers in Carefree and Rio Verde and will be rolled out in Scottsdale during the next month.  The entire Arizona market roll out will be completed during the next year, according to a Cox news release.

In addition to the high-speed Internet service, Cox Arizona’s Ultimate Internet package gives customers up to ten email accounts, Cox’s McAfee-supplied Cox Security Suite and 5-GB of Media Store and Share online storage/automatic backup.

Besides Arizona, Cox has rolled out DOCSIS 3.0 in Louisiana, northern Virginia and Rhode Island.  Comcast has been at the leading edge of the wave that’s seeing version 3.0 of the Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification rolled out across MSO networks.

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