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CENX Adds Cable Cred

Jeff Baumgartner

10:35 AM -- CENX Inc. has landed its second US cable partner to its Carrier Ethernet Exchange: Cox Business Services.

Cox Business, which is poised to breach the $1 billion mark in commercial services revenues for the first time in 2010, is recognized as the fourth-largest US provider of Ethernet services, trailing only AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), and tw telecom inc. (Nasdaq: TWTC). (See Cable MSOs Approach $1B Jackpot .)

Cox hopes the CENX connection will help it reduce costs and complexity of its interconnects while extending its Ethernet services reach beyond the operator's traditional cable footprint. Today, Cox Business can reach about 250,000 small and regional businesses and has signed up north of 730,000 commercial-class phone lines.

Cox Business is the second significant cable win for CENX. Earlier this year, it signed up Optimum Lightpath , the enterprise services arm of Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC), for its New York exchange. CENX also operates exchanges in London and Chicago, with others on the way. (See CENX Connects With Cable Player .)

— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable

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