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Cox Launches ‘Media Store and Share’ in Northern Virginia and Fredericksburg

October 20, 2008

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ — Cox Communications announced today it’s offering its high-speed Internet customers up to 5GB of free storage in an online vault through its new Media Store and Share service. The feature, which is free for all Preferred and Premier package customers, allows customers to save their favorite photos, videos and documents online and share them with others via an e-mail link.

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“We’re committed to helping our customers get more out of what they’re into,” stated Chris Pantoya, Vice President-Sales and Marketing. “Media Store and Share is a perfect example of bringing that strategy to life. Customers can back-up their files in their own secure, online vault — and if they choose, they can share those files with friends and family.”

Media Store and Share allows customers to manually transfer files from their computer into their online vault. PC users can also download a separate program that will automatically copy specified file types from the customer’s computer into the storage vault on a regular basis — providing essential online back-up. Media Store and Share also lets customers store music for personal use and create custom playlists with their music files.

Customers can access the new Media Store and Share service by logging into their primary Cox account through the Internet Tools link on http://www.cox.net/. The easy-to-use application walks the customer through the process of uploading files, creating folders and sharing files with other users.

“With Media Store and Share from Cox, there’s no hopping between several separate video and photo sites to store and share different types of files,” stated Pantoya. “The integrated storage vault allows users to keep various file types in one place and share them with as few or as many people as they’d like.”

Media Store and Share is the latest in a series of enhancements for Cox High Speed Internet customers. In the last year alone, Cox has increased speeds and added PowerBoost for uploads; increased mailbox sizes; strengthened Internet safety with the Cox Security Suite powered by McAfee; and added new features like Cox Rhapsody music and free access to myNOGGIN. Customers recognize Cox as an Internet provider of choice, as evidenced by the 2007 PC Magazine Readers’ Choice Award. Cox has received this honor four out of the last five years.

About Cox Communications:

Cox Communications is a multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company with 6.2 million total residential and commercial customers. The third-largest cable television company in the United States, Cox offers an array of advanced digital video, high-speed Internet and telephony services over its own nationwide IP network. Cox Business is a full-service, facilities-based provider of communications solutions for commercial customers, providing high-speed Internet, voice and long distance services, as well as data and video transport services for small to large-sized businesses. Cox Media offers national and local cable advertising in traditional spot and new media formats, along with promotional opportunities and production services. Cox Communications wholly owns and operates the Travel Channel. More information about the services of Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at http://www.cox.com/, http://www.coxbusiness.com/, and http://www.coxmedia.com/.

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CONTACT: Gwen Sparks of Cox Communications, +1-703-480-4916,gwen.sparks@cox.com

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