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Cox Business Wins Big Vegas Bet

Rolling the dice just right, Cox Communications Inc. just got a lot closer to reaching its goal of making $2 billion a year in business services revenue by 2016. (See Cox Business Plots Path to $2B in Revenues.)

Cox Business has snagged a seven-year contract to provide triple-play services to the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. The deal covers 3.3 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space and is expected to generate $12 million of revenue per year.

Cox Business will provide phone service, wireline, and WiFi Internet, "private network options," and cable TV to the two facilities, the company said in a press release. Though the WiFi service fits in with Cox's continued commitment to WiFi network expansion, it's not the only way the MSO will serve up wireless access. It will also "facilitate the installation of a state-of-the-art interior 3G/4G cellular Distributed Antenna System (DAS) at the Las Vegas Convention Center which will improve cellular voice and data capabilities throughout the facility."

The planned improvement to mobile broadband reception should be particularly good news for convention goers in Sin City. Mobile Internet access is always a key issue at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, one of many large technology events hosted at the city's main convention center.

— Mari Silbey, Special to Light Reading Cable

albreznick 8/20/2013 | 11:30:21 AM
Cox Business Wins Big Vegas Bet Convention center business could be a great opportunity for cable operators. Wonder how many other MSOs are working to get the centers in their metro areas? I'd be curious to hear what cable operators are doing in other towns acrossc North America. 
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