Cox Communications announced it is expanding its gig internet, TV, phone, home security and automation services to nearly 2,500 residents and businesses in Desert Hills.
The move is part of about $60 million the cable and internet provider has spent to date this year to expand services into Arizona communities.
Cox’s projects the first phase of services-internet, TV and phone will be available to Desert Hills customers this fall.
Cox has begun engineering, construction design and necessary permitting for its fiber-based network and will work with state and county officials to obtain necessary approvals.
Residents in Desert Hills, will soon see work commencing in their community and can visit https://www.cox.com/getfiber to obtain status updates and express interest in Cox services.
“I am happy that Cox announced that Desert Hills will be part of their robust expansion road map, so that more Maricopa County residents will have access to Cox’s high-speed, 1G broadband service. Access to these services will provide high quality internet service to many unserved and underserved, while expanding opportunities for economic development and jobs in our communities,” said Maricopa County District 3 Supervisor Bill Gates.
In addition to Desert Hills in northern Maricopa County, other expansion projects Cox has announced in Arizona include the city of Maricopa, San Manuel, Oracle, Black Canyon City, Congress, Huachuca City, Sun Lakes, southeast Sierra Vista, San Manuel, Eloy, Toltec and Summit View.
“Connectivity is at the heart of everything we do," said Percy Kirk, senior vice president and Southwest regional ranager for Cox. "Our Arizona team has been focused on providing the most powerful high-speed internet, TV, phone, and home security and automation services, as well as growing business offerings."
“We are happy to partner with the Maricopa County and local officials in Desert Hills and will make every effort to minimize the construction impact where and when we can,” said Susan Anable, Cox Southwest Vice President of Government and Public Affairs. “Our Cox teams will work closely with Maricopa County officials and very much appreciate their partnership as we start our work!”
Cox plans outreach for the expansion and progress of their work with residents through local media, and direct communications from Cox.
Cox is committed to a multibillion-dollar annual infrastructure investment over the next several years to build a 10-Gigabit capable, fiber-based network that will power the next generation of internet users.
Expanded fiber to the premise combined with breakthrough enhancements to cable’s broadband DOCSIS 4.0 technology will enable Cox to deliver multi-Gigabit symmetrical speeds in the coming years to both residential and business customers to support a growing host of high bandwidth applications.
As the largest telecommunications provider in Arizona, a recent economic impact assessment reported Cox has made a total economic impact of more than $5.5 billion and generates over $84.2 million annually in state and local taxes and franchise fees, while employing more than 3,100, in addition to supporting more than 11,250 jobs in the community.