Cox Communications is giving the Las Vegas Convention Center a broadband boost, announcing that it has at least doubled the downstream speeds it’s wired high-speed Internet offering to exhibitors, show management and other users, without jacking up the price.
The MSO’s Cox Business/Hospitality Network unit, which provides services to the gaming-resort market, said it’s speeding up three “shared bandwidth” and “dedicated bandwidth” service tiers:
-1.5 Mbps jumps to 3 Mbps (shared and dedicated)
-5 Mbps doubles to 10 Mbps (shared and dedicated)
-10 Mbps rises to 20 Mbps (shared), and 10 Mbps increases to 25 Mbps (dedicated)
Beyond those three tiers, Cox provides a broader, sliding speed scale for the Center that ranges from 3 Mbps to dedicated on-site fiber optic connections that offer up to 10 Gigabits per second. Cox also provides WiFi, wired voice, private network options and TV services at the site. It is also facilitating the installation of an interior 3G/4G cellular Distributed Antenna System to improve wireless capabilities inside the Center.
"As the provider of Advanced Convention Services, Cox Business is extremely pleased to implement a no-cost speed increase at the Las Vegas Convention Center." said Derrick Hill, vice president of Cox Business/Hospitality Network in Las Vegas, in a statement. "This implementation enhances value for convention exhibitors and elevates the attractiveness of the Las Vegas Convention Center as a top-tier convention destination for trade shows with their ever increasing demand for robust internet technology."