Cox Communications Inc.

03/13/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/13/2019 23:30

Cox Business to upgrade Las Vegas Convention Center network and power massive facilities expansion

LAS VEGAS - March 13, 2019 - The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) board of directors voted this week to upgrade and expand Cox Business wireless and wireline services at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The renewed agreement includes an upgrade to the Wi-Fi installation in the existing convention space with new access points that power the latest 802.11ax standard. The renewed agreement also includes the design and management of a comprehensive Wi-Fi and distributed antennae system at the new $935.1 million, 1.4 million-square-foot expansion facility.

'The Las Vegas Convention Center is a world-class facility that demands world-class technology to deliver both a seamless operational experience and a premiere connected and entertained guest experience,' said Brian Yost, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Chief Operating Officer. 'For the last five years, Cox Business and Hospitality Network have proven their ability to meet our specific needs and, more importantly, the evolving needs of our Las Vegas Convention Center clients.'

'Our relationship with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority runs deep with a commitment to constant technological innovation,' said Steve Rowley, executive vice president, Cox Business. 'We're excited to grow with the LVCVA as they expand their facilities and to work with them on keeping Las Vegas the most desirable destination for leisure and business travel.'

'Cox is honored to serve the Southern Nevada community for over 20 years,' said Derrick Hill, vice president, Cox Business Las Vegas. 'Our commitment to excellence and the ability to deliver innovative technology has enabled us to provide technology services to pillar organizations like the LVCVA. Technology expansions and upgrades of this magnitude require a trusted partnership based on demonstrated success.'

Cox Business currently provides high-speed wired and wireless Internet services to over 1 million square feet of convention, trade show and meeting room space in Southern Nevada and is uniquely qualified to extend its expertise to the new LVCVA facilities.

Cox Business (and its Hospitality Network group) serves more than 90 percent of the hotel and convention space on the Las Vegas Strip today, the Las Vegas Convention Center; the new Las Vegas Stadium, future home of the Las Vegas Raiders; UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center and is the exclusive technology integration/ telecommunications services provider at T-Mobile Arena, home of the Vegas Golden Knights, and the technology sponsor at Las Vegas Ballpark, home of the Aviators.

The LVCVA is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center. With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area.

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About Cox Business

The commercial division of Cox Communications, Cox Business provides voice, data and video services for more than 355,000 small and regional businesses nationwide, including health care providers; K−12 and higher education; financial institutions; and federal, state and local government organizations. The organization also serves most of the top-tier wireless and wireline telecommunications carriers in the U.S. through its wholesale division. For more information, please visit www.coxbusiness.com.

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We're dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in1898 by Governor James M. Cox.