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LRTV Interview: Cox's James Kelso

As a privately held company, Cox Communications Inc. is afforded a bit more leeway when it opts to zig when the rest of the industry is zagging. After all, Wall Street isn't watching its every move. What other major operator is making big bets on 1 GHz upgrades and investing into 700 MHz spectrum? (See Cox Makes 1 GHz Moves , Cox Waxes Wireless , and The Great Cable Spectrum Speculation.)

Although Cox is still not saying much (yet) about its wireless/mobile strategy, it is willing to share some details about some other stuff it's got cooking.

We caught up with James Kelso, Cox's vice president of video engineering, at The Cable Show in New Orleans to chat about the MSO's deployment plans for tru2way (though the details of that MOU spell out cable's commitment), how tru2way differs from "OnRamp," what's in Cox's bandwidth management toolbox (spectrum upgrades, switched digital video, MPEG-4, etc.), and how the MSO expects to stay ahead of the competition.

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— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Cable Digital News

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