will begin offering a free online storage product to its premium high speed Internet customers in its Northern Virginia/suburban Washington D.C. markets. The service, branded as “,” will provide 5 GB of storage for media and other computer files. The service also allows customers to share the files with friends and families. “Customers can back-up their files in their own secure, online vault — and if they choose, they can share those files with friends and family,” said Chris Pantoya, Cox Vice President-Sales and Marketing in a company statement.

The move is another example of service providers offering value added services to premium customers in order to differentiate themselves from competitors. competes with Cox in these markets, and offers a similar service to its broadband customers, but charges $4.99/month. Verizon does offer a free backup and storage service as well, but limits the space to 250 MB.

Join the Conversation

2 thoughts on “Cox Launches Online Media Back-Up Service

  1. Sounds like a very convenient way of backing up your computer (because let’s get real, the average person isn’t not going to buy an external hard drive or burn DVDs). However, I think there are serious security concerns here as these type of clouds become more common. This is a hacker’s dream.
    Kate M.
    Seattle personal injury lawyer

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Don’t Miss Any of Our Content

What’s happening with broadband and why is it important? Find out by subscribing to Telecompetitor’s newsletter today.

You have Successfully Subscribed!