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Cox Communications Selects Cisco DOCSIS-Compliant Equipment to Enhance Cox@Home Internet Access Service

Cox Communications More Information About Cisco's uBR
May 18, 1999

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- May 18, 1999 -- Cisco Systems, Inc., the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, and Atlanta-based Cox Communications, Inc., one of the nation's leading broadband communications companies, today announced that Cox Communications has selected Cisco to supply Data-Over-Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS)/International Telecommunication Union (ITU) J.112-compliant equipment to provide enhanced, scalable Internet access service.

With Cisco products and technologies, Cox Communications customers will be served by an industry-leading, fiber-rich broadband packet infrastructure. The multiservice network infrastructure, capable of supporting data, voice and video, uses Cisco Universal Broadband Routers (uBRs), including the Cisco uBR7246 and uBR7223, as well as the uBR904 cable access router.

"We're delighted to work with a leading technology company like Cisco. Not only have they proven themselves in the products and services they provide Cox, but in developing a relationship with us that has helped move our products and services to market much faster," said John Hildebrand, director, Multimedia Technology for Cox Communications.

The J.112/DOCSIS standard provides one global standard for computing and consumer electronics manufacturers to develop broadband appliances, such as modems, personal computer adapters, networked game players, voice gateways and Web-enabled set-top boxes for the cable industry.

"By installing Cisco's DOCSIS-compliant equipment onto our network, Cox is enabling our data customers to select and purchase cable modems for their Cox@Home service directly from retail stores and consumer electronics companies," added Hildebrand.

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"By selecting Cisco's uBR product family, Cox can offer its customers the highest functionality, security and quality of service. With these features, Cox has established the necessary infrastructure to provide its customers with New World applications, including high-speed Internet access, entertainment and communications capabilities, in one unified network," said Paul Bosco, general manager of Cisco's Cable Products and Solutions.

The Cisco uBR7246 is the first and only DOCSIS-qualified broadband access solution on the market and delivers full service provider class routing, standards compliant Radio Frequency (RF) capabilities and Cisco IOS. software, all in one highly integrated package. The modular architecture of the Cisco uBR7246 maximizes Cox's investment by enabling the network to support multiple network services onto one platform and avoid headend product obsolescence as subscriber modem products and technologies evolve.

Cox Communications currently offers DOCSIS-qualified, high-speed cable modem Internet access service in Hartford, Conn., Providence, R.I and New Orleans, La. The company also offers Cox@Home and Cox@Work Internet services in Hampton Roads, Va.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Omaha, Neb.; Phoenix, Ariz.; San Diego, Palos Verdes and Orange County, Calif. As of March 31, 1999, Cox had 88,890 Cox@Home Internet service customers.

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications, Inc. (NYSE:COX) is among the nation's leading broadband communications companies, serving 3.8 million customers. As a full service provider of telecommunications products, Cox offers an array of services, including cable television under the Cox Cable brand; local and long distance telephone services under the Cox Digital Telephone brand; high speed Internet access via Cox@Home; advanced digital video programming services under the Cox Digital TV brand; and commercial voice and data services via Cox Business Services. Cox is an investor in several telecommunications companies, including AT&T, Sprint PCS and At Home Network, as well as numerous programming networks, including Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, Outdoor Life and Speedvision. More information about Cox Communications can be accessed on the Internet at

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