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Cox Fights FiOS in RI

Jeff Baumgartner

2:00 PM -- Cox Communications Inc. went to the broadband armory again to gear up for its fight with Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) FiOS, this time launching a 50-Mbit/s Docsis 3.0 "Ultimate Internet" tier to residential and biz customers in Rhode Island.

This follows a recent wideband launch in Northern Virginia, another FiOS battleground. (See Cox Faces FiOS in Fairfax, Fredericksburg.)

Cox has also introduced Docsis 3.0 in Lafayette Parish, La., where it's taking on AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and a municipal fiber-to-the-home buildout, as well in as Palos Verdes, Calif. It's giving those 50-Mbit/s tiers some extra juice with "PowerBoost," a technology that bumps up speeds if there's latent capacity on the network. (See Cox Unleashes Wideband and Cox Gives Wideband a 'PowerBoost'.)

Cox is trusting all these deployments (so far) to Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), using the vendor's flagship cable modem termination system (CMTS), the uBR10012, and the DPC3000 cable modem. (See Cox Turns Up Cisco for Docsis 3.0.)

Cox held firm on a prediction that it expects to wire up more than two thirds of its footprint with Docsis 3.0 by the end of 2010.

— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Cable Digital News

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