By Mike Dano LightReading
Cox Communications, America’s third-largest cable company, recently expanded its mobile coverage area beyond three initial test markets. The company told Light Reading it will continue launching in remaining markets “on a rolling basis throughout the rest of the year.”
Cox Mobile launched in August in Hampton Roads, Virginia; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Omaha, Nebraska. Earlier this week, the company expanded service across Louisiana, the Gulf Coast, Central Florida, Middle Georgia and Northern Virginia. The mobile service is only available to Cox’s Internet customers.
Cox also finally unveiled its two mobile service pricing options. Both plans include unlimited talking and texting, but customers must pick data for either $15 per month for every 1GB consumed or unlimited data for $45 per month. The company said that pricing applies to each line of service, indicating it has not released family plans like its bigger cable peers.
Cox’s mobile pricing is as expected and costs about the same as Charter Communications’ and Comcast’s mobile services. Those two companies have been offering mobile services for several years, and combined they count almost 10 million mobile customers.
The mobile services from Comcast and Charter run over Verizon’s wireless network, and Cox’s likely do as well, although Cox officials did not respond to questions on that topic. They noted only that Cox Mobile “runs on the network with unbeatable 5G reliability.”