Cox Business in Phoenix is making ready for Super Bowl XLII on Feb. 3, working to make sure that reliable communications services are available when hundreds of thousands of NFL fans enter the grounds of University of Phoenix Stadium for the big game and other activities, officials said Tuesday.
In preparation for the contest where the New York Giants will face the undefeated New England Patriots, the cable operator said that:
* Cox Business is the chosen provider of telecommunications services for the University of Phoenix Stadium, which is equipped with Cox high-speed Internet, digital phone service and digital-cable television;
*Cox Business will supply about 800 phone lines, 200 high-speed Internet connections and cable TV for the NFL's popular events housed in tents outside of the stadium, including ‘The NFL Experience’;
*Cox Business will provide the bandwidth necessary to broadcast the Super Bowl worldwide;
* Cox is bringing cable TV to the Phoenix Convention Center – the hub for the hundreds of media members who will descend on the area to cover the Super Bowl.
“Cox is proud to be an important part of this exciting event,” Mike Petty, vice president of Cox Business Arizona, said in a statement. “It was a natural extension of our relationship with the Arizona Cardinals and University of Phoenix to provide services for the Super Bowl. We have invested heavily in our network to deliver the highest quality communications services for our community and to many of the premier events and venues across the Valley.”
In addition to the Super Bowl, Cox Business provides video services to stadiums where eight of the big college bowl games were played this year, including the Superdome in New Orleans, site of the 2008 national championship game won by Louisiana State University over Ohio State University.
All told, Cox Business provides a portfolio of voice, data and video services to more than 200,000 business customers, including small businesses, multi-location enterprises, regional healthcare providers and federal, state and local government organizations.