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Cox Communications is all set to launch its VoIP service in the Las Vegas area, according to local daily, The Las Vegas Review & Journal. The service will be offered in a yet-to-be selected area of northwestern Las Vegas in October, Cox Vice President Steve Schorr […]

Cox Communications is all set to launch its VoIP service in the Las Vegas area, according to local daily, The Las Vegas Review & Journal. The service will be offered in a yet-to-be selected area of northwestern Las Vegas in October, Cox Vice President Steve Schorr told the daily, and will expand the services to other parts of Nevada soon. Cox is trying to steal business from local incumbent, Sprint, which itself is merging with Nextel. The post merger Sprint is going to spin-off the local operations into a separate company.

Cox rolled out its VoIP service in central Florida. “Unlike regular voice-over IP calls, Cox’s calls won’t travel on the public Internet; they instead will go over Cox’s own national fiber-optic network, and if necessary, onto existing telephone networks.

Las Vegas is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, and that’s got nothing to do with two hit television series based around the Sin City. Many of Bay Area high rollers have quit technology business and have started building condo complexes in Nevada. Which explains why Nevada is a hotly contested market. Nevada Utilities, for instance has been test marketing its own voice-over-IP service for a year and has 400 voice-over-IP customers. via

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  1. “…Cox’s calls won’t travel on the public Internet; they instead will go over Cox’s own national fiber-optic network…”

    This would be their national fiber optic network powered by Riverstone routers that went tits up for nearly two hours last week, right?

    “…and if necessary, onto existing telephone networks.”

    Duh Cox, VoIP is useless if it cant talk to PSTN. Luckily Cox does have PSTN switches at its bigger locations from what I recall when working there. However Cox has had some big billing muckups with telco services. All roads lead to ICOMS.

  2. Daniel Allen Palmquist Thursday, June 9, 2005

    I think this is a great technology and needs to be exploited and utilized more by the people. I don’t think Sprint is jazzed about other VOIPS rolling into Southern Nevada. I can’t wait to see how Cox rolls out its service. God Bless you all! Yours in the LORD -DAP

  3. Isaac Henderson Wednesday, October 12, 2005

    I wonder if you might email me places I can apply to work and study voip in Las Vegas.

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