Cox Communications, the largest private broadband company in the United States, announced July 11 that it will invest at least $60 million over the next three years to deliver multi-gigabit internet service in the Santa Barbara South Coast community. Mark Greatrex, the president of Cox, told the Business Times the Santa Barbara area is a Read More →
Comcast has dropped its $45 billion bid to acquire Time-Warner Cable. The deal would have more than doubled Comcast’s market share in California and created a Comcast-Cox duopoloy among tri-county cable providers. However, in a statement released today, Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts said the deal was structured so that both companies could walk Read More →
Barely a month after rolling out 3G wireless phone service in Santa Barbara, Cox Communications cut off the offering effective today. Faster competitors and a lack of the iPhone doomed the plan, the company said. A local spokeswoman said that though the rollout in Santa Barbara was going well, a nationwide order to halt the Read More →
Atlanta-based Cox Communications has rolled out wireless service in Santa Barbara. Cox, which has a cable monopoly in the city, announced earlier this year that it planned to bundle in mobile phone services with its Internet, telephone and cable services for an all-in-one bundle. It is buying airtime from Sprint at wholesale prices to resell Read More →
Cox Communications is rolling out wireless phone service in the Santa Barbara area by year’s end.
Consolidation appears to be on the way for the Central Coast’s Balkanized lineup of telecom providers. But precisely how the lineup will look if and when Charter Communications unloads its North Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties holdings is hard to say. In a report that remains to be fully confirmed, Bloomberg News reported Read More →