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LAS VEGAS – Cox Communications-Las Vegas is unveiling the fastest non-fiber Internet speeds available in the state of Nevada during a news conference designed to publicly demonstrate the power and capability of Ultimate Internet, the company’s new 50 Mbps high-speed cable broadband service. The news conference will be held on Dec. 9 at noon inside the company’s recently opened Henderson Retail Store, 460 Stephanie Street Henderson, Nevada 89014.

At the news conference, the company will conduct a side-by-side Broadband Speed Test that will provide a highly visual and convincing demonstration of the capacity for its 50 Mbps Ultimate Internet service to download very large files. The demo will pit its 50 Mbps service against a common speed of 1 Mbps and the key local competitor’s top-speed of 10 Mbps. The company will also illustrate the evolution of broadband speed in Southern Nevada, and how the telecommunications provider has contributed to bringing increasingly faster speeds to homes and business.

Since 2005 alone, Cox Las Vegas has invested over $740 million in technology upgrades and infrastructure expansions in the Southern Nevada area in order to make speed rollouts and other product improvements possible, such as the availability of its continually expanding number of high definition channels, currently at 61, the introduction of On DEMAND programming and the launch of Cox Digital Telephone.

Marilyn Burrows, senior vice president and general manager of Cox Las Vegas, notes, “The technology that enables our company to provide 50 Mbps over coaxial cable represents the latest development by the cable industry to provide 21st century speed and reliability. Speed defines what is possible on the Internet, and Cox Ultimate Internet will give our customers an online experience that allows them to do more, do it faster and perform it more reliably than with any Internet provider in Southern Nevada or anywhere else in our state using a non-fiber delivery system.

Steve Schorr, vice resident of public and government affairs for Cox Las Vegas, affirmed that, “In today’s time, when so much emphasis is being placed on broadband access and so many people are seeking to engage in everything from distance learning to ever more sophisticated media rich computer gaming, it’s great to offer the best speeds in our state.”

Cox Ultimate Internet service provides its broadband customers with the vastly improved ability to download movies and music, share files, tap into multiple video streams simultaneously and interact with computer gamers around the world. Powered by next generation DOCSIS 3.0 technology, the larger bandwidth meets the increasing demands of multiple users while optimizing their online experience. This experience is enabled by the Ultimate Internet’s 50 Mbps download speed, and its 5 Mbps upload speed.

The Ultimate Internet is now available to homes and businesses in Southern Nevada. The standard price for the residential Ultimate Internet will be $119.99 per month. Customers will need to purchase a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem; previous versions of the DOCSIS modem do not have the advanced technology for operation of the Ultimate Internet. DOCSIS 3.0 modems are available through major electronics retailers. Cox Las Vegas also offers them for sale for $99.99. Professional installation through Cox Communications is required for new and existing customers.

In addition to PowerBoost™, a speed enhancement technology gives Cox High Speed Internet customers a speed burst when downloading large files, the Ultimate package also offers customers 10 email accounts, Cox Security Suite powered by McAfee®, and 5GB of Media Store and Share online storage.

Ultimate Internet service will be available to all Cox residential and business customers within the Cox Las Vegas footprint in Southern Nevada. Cox Business customers should contact the Cox Business office in Las Vegas for pricing at (702) 435-4600. Information about Cox high speed Internet and other products is available at www.cox.com.

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