Cox Wireless Offers 'Unbelievably Fair' Service to Californians
Cox Wireless recently announced that it has completed the roll-out of wireless services to its entire footprint in the state of California. It has added the markets of San Diego and Santa Barbara to its existing coverage in Orange County. Now, all Cox Communications cable/internet customers can also choose Cox Wireless cell service if they so choose. Cox also offers wireless services in a handful of other markets, including Omaha, Neb., Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla., Rhode Island; Hampton Roads and Roanoke, Va.; and portions of Connecticut and Cleveland, Ohio. Cox Wireless said it is on target to cover more than 50% of its cable/internet footprint with wireless by the end of this year. Markets planned for later this year include Topeka and Wichita, Kan., and much of northwest Arkansas.
Sprint LTE and Spark Footprints Continue to Grow
Sprint today launched LTE service in 24 new markets and Spark service in an additional 24 markets. The company's LTE footprint now reaches 270 million POPs, while its Spark footprint reaches 125 million POPs.
AT&T Expands VoLTE Footprint
AT&T today said its VoLTE service is now available in a wider number of markets around the country. AT&T first deployed VoLTE in a limited number of midwestern cities earlier this year.
AT&T Debuts Wireless/DirecTV Bundles
AT&T today rolled out combined wireless and television packages that rely on its recent acquisition of DirecTV. The basic package includes four wireless lines with unlimited talk and text with 10 GB of shared data and HD television service with up to four receivers (DirecTV or U-verse) for a combined price of $200 per month.
Charter Joins Comcast with Plans to Launch Wireless
Charter Communications followed Comcast's lead this week and also disclosed plans to offer wireless service in the future. Charter's offering will mirror that of Comcast's.
AT&T Looking to Score Plateau Wireless Spectrum
AT&T and Plateau Wireless have filed paperwork with the Federal Communications Commission seeking permission to transfer certain spectrum licenses held by Plateau to AT&T. AT&T hopes to gain 700MHz, 850MHz, and AWS spectrum covering select markets in New Mexico and Texas.