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Cox Communications is a leading cable and broadband service provider that has served homes and businesses for over 100 years. The company currently operates in 18 states, providing high-speed Internet, telephone, TV and commercial services.
Cox Communications was founded by James O. Robbins as Cox Radio in the early 1920s. In 1953, Cox made its first foray into cable television with its purchase of an Atlanta system; it would later expand to other cities throughout Georgia and become one of the first operators of fiber optics systems, which were capable of carrying multiple video channels on a single line.
Cox's early acquisitions also included companies like Autotransformers (1962), Cable Vision (1959) and Teleglobe (1969).
In 1976, Cox became the first cable company to broadcast its own programming over satellite. In 1979, it purchased one of the biggest assets in their history by acquiring Storecast Corp., a national home shopping service. Cox was also among the first to unveil high-speed Internet access services in 1996.