Cox Launches VPN Services


Cox Business Services is launching high-speed virtual-private-network
services for businesses in 10 markets, with plans to expand the service to 22
markets by year's end.

VPNs allow companies to link far-flung branch offices or key customers
through private communications connections.

Cable's 'always-on' data connection will make Cox's service more appealing to
businesses than VPNs offered by other providers, the MSO said.

Cox said VPN users will have downstream speeds of up to 3.2 megabits per
second and upstream speeds of 256 kilobits per second. Remote users can access
their companies' networks and files as if they were in the office.

The company added that it can scale its VPN business to 1,000 tunnels and 100
mbps of throughput.