Company Also Unleashes Faster Internet Speeds Just in Time for Kick Off
High-Speed Internet Customers Gain Access to More Than 3,500 Live Events Online, Including Hundreds of College Football Games
HERNDON, Va. and BRISTOL, Conn., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ — Just as college football gets into full swing, Cox and ESPN announced today that Cox High Speed Internet (CHSI) and Cox Business Internet customers in Northern Virginia will have access to ESPN360.com beginning Sept. 30. The site is ESPN’s 24/7 broadband sports network, which offers more than 3,500 live, global sports events annually. Residential and business Internet customers will be able to access this site for free.
“Not only can Cox customers now view more than 400 football games, including tons of free high-definition by logging onto ESPN360.com, they can now feed their need for speed thanks to Cox’s faster Internet downloads,” said Janet Barnard, senior vice president and general manager of Cox Communications Northern Virginia. “Making ESPN360.com available for free to our high-speed Internet customers is just one more way Cox is committed to providing the best value.”
Residential consumers will also score big with faster Internet service thanks to speed increases in Cox’s Preferred and Premier offerings. The speed increase, which takes effect Sept. 29, allows customers to download even more online content like ESPN360.com faster and at no additional charge. The company has also added a new speed to its Cox Business Internet service to compliment its 50 Megabit per second (Mbps) down / 5 up and 24 down / 4 up offering. The new speed provides commercial customers with another economical Internet option to access and transfer large files, Web-based applications and multimedia tools. Cox download speeds are further enhanced when combined with PowerBoost(TM), a cable-exclusive technology that provides a temporary burst of speed.
Residential Internet Service
Now Faster! CHSI Preferred 20 down / 2.5 up
15 down / 2 up (Mbps) With PowerBoost(TM)
Now Faster! CHSI Premier 30 down / 3.5 up
25 down / 3 up (Mbps) With PowerBoost(TM)
Launched this summer 55 down / 5.5 up
CHSI Ultimate With PowerBoost(TM)
50 down / 5 up (Mbps)
Cox Business Internet Service
New! 15 down / 3 up (Mbps) 20 down / 4 up
Launched this summer 30 down / 5 up
25 down / 4 up (Mbps) With PowerBoost(TM)
Launched this summer 55 down / 5.5 up
50 down / 5 up (Mbps) With PowerBoost(TM)
ESPN360.com features live online sports coverage from a broad array of global events including (but not limited to):
* Basketball: NBA, Euroleague, FIBA, NCAA Men’s and Women’s basketball, WNBA;
* Football: NCAA College Football, AFL;
* Global Soccer: FIFA World Cup events and global qualifiers, Confederations Cup, Football League (UK), Carling Cup (UK), La Liga (Spain), Italian Serie A, Portuguese Liga Sagres, MLS, US National team, international “friendlies” and more;
* Global Baseball: MLB, World Baseball Classic, College World Series, Little League World Series;
* Tennis: multi-court coverage of all four “grand slam” events and select other tennis events;
* Golf: extensive coverage of the US Open, The Masters, The Open Championship and more;
* Lacrosse: Major League Lacrosse, NCAA College Lacrosse;
* Misc. Sports: X Games and Winter X Games, NCAA Hockey and Softball, Open-wheel Racing, Professional Racquetball, International Polo and more.
Northern Virginia viewers may be interested in several regional highlights from ESPN360.com, including college football games like North Carolina at Virginia Tech on Oct. 29 and Virginia Tech at East Carolina on Nov. 5; the college basketball match up with Penn State at Virginia on Nov. 30; and the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) finals on Oct. 11.
Through a video player accessible via ESPN360.com, the service gives consumers control over their broadband sports viewing experience — providing reliable, high-quality video and the option to pause, rewind and fast-forward live shows. With the ability to deliver up to 15 simultaneous live events, fans are able to toggle between games in a main viewing window, and with a single click, jump to another event. Video can be viewed in widescreen (16:9) and normal (4:3) picture and can be expanded to full screen or reduced to a compact size. Recently completed events are archived and available for on demand replay.
Cox customers can visit www.cox.com/espn360 from any computer with Cox High Speed or Business Internet service to learn more and link to the ESPN360 content.