Cox Communications is a broadband communications company with approximately 6.6 million total customers, including 6.3 million basic cable subscribers across the U.S.
The nation's third-largest cable television provider, Cox offers both analog cable television under the Cox Cable brand as well as advanced digital video service under the Cox Digital Cable brand. Cox provides an array of other communications and entertainment services, including local and long distance telephone under the Cox Digital Telephone brand; high-speed Internet access under the Cox High Speed Internet brand; and commercial voice and data services via Cox Business Services. Local cable advertising, promotional opportunities and production services are sold under the Cox Media brand.
Cox is also an investor in programming networks including Discovery Channel.
The company has been honored by J.D. Power and Associates for best high-speed Internet service and residential phone service.
The company is privately held by Cox Enterprises Inc.
In 1962, Cox enters the cable television business, purchasing systems in Lewistown, Lock Haven and Tyrone, PA, followed by systems in California, Oregon and Washington.
In 1964, Cox Broadcasting Corporation (later Cox Communications) established as a public company traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
In 1984, Cox Broadcasting spins off its cable operations and launches Cox Cable Communications Inc.
In 1985, public shares of Cox Cable Communications are merged into Cox Enterprises Inc., making it a private company.
The company would become public in 1995.
On December 8th, 2004, Cox Enterprises Inc. announced the successful acquisition of the publicly held minority interest of Cox Communications, Inc. (CCI). Cox Holdings, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, acquired CCI through a cash tender offer for $34.75 per share and a short form merger was completed. CCI Class A Common Stock was consequently delisted from the New York Stock Exchange on December 9th, 2004.
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