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Cox gets 350 mile fiber network in Rhode Island

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Cox has won a contract to build and operate a 350 mile fiber network throughout the state of Rhode Island.

Cox Business will build out a 48 strand fiber network that passes through 38 of the 39 towns and cities in Rhode Island for OSHEAN.  The Beacon 2.0 fiber backbone will connect hospitals, [...]

Verizon wireline's 7 day service window

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If you want to know one of the supporting reasons why Verizon continues to lose landlines, it boils down to one word: service.

My Verizon landline died sometime yesterday. I placed a service call last night and was told the latest someone would show up would be July 13 – seven days from the [...]

HD Communications – Where do Cox and Global Crossing stand?

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As I clean out my in-box of bits and pieces this week, Cox and Global Crossing are two different companies that have indicated they doing to do something with HD Communications and HD Voice.  The bigger questions are “When?” and “How?”

A Cox spokesperson said the company was looking into HD Voice, but at [...]

Cox DOCSIS 3.0 high-speed cable service delivers – but will your home gear?

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Last week, Cox Communications announced the availability of DOCSIS 3.0 high-speed broadband service in the Northern Virginia area. The service is billed to deliver speeds of up to 50 Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload. Preliminary tests have demonstrated those speeds to the router, but home users are likely to get an eye-opening experience [...]

Quick pictures – Cox DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem service

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My other piece on Cox DOCSIS 3.0 service:

Cox DOCSIS 3.0 high-speed cable service delivers – but will your home gear?

Some quick and dirty pictures of what I’m using to trial/beta Cox’s 50/5 Mbps DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem service.

Test configuration – Linksys WRT310N router and Cisco DPC3000 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem

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VoIP-ish bits for Thursday, May 7…

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Things you might want to know for Thursday, May 7–

Cox comes over with a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem for trial. Vonage has their Q1 earnings report out (Good look with that…) Yesterday, AudioCodes reported its quarterly earnings; they lost money in the Q1 due to Nortel disintegrating, but no big surprise there.