Cox Communications’ Edge unit Cox Edge has launched new locations in Florida and Arkansas.
“We're excited to announce a new location in Johnson, Arkansas and in Pensacola, Florida on our journey to bring compute resources closer to end users!,” the company said on LinkedIn this week.
Cox Communications launched Cox Edge last year, launching in around a dozen US markets; while many were in Cox's traditional cable footprint such as San Diego, Las Vegas, and Phoenix, others were outside that footprint. The company said it currently offers services from more than 30 locations with another 30 planned across the US.
In June of this year, the company added Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Santa Ana, California, to its footprint. In September it added Wichita, Kansas to its footprint. October saw the company launch a location in Merrifield, Virginia, and Omaha, Nebraska.
Cox Edge aims to offer Edge cloud services through a cloud-native stack and orchestration platform. It aims to use both Cox Communications/Cox Business facilities and networks, as well as infrastructure partners including content delivery network (CDN) provider Stackpath.
Cox, along with Juniper Networks, led a $216 million Series B funding round in Stackpath in 2020.
Cox Edge’s portfolio includes content delivery network services, bare metal offerings, serverless, connectivity, virtual machine, distributed databases, and managed Kubernetes products.
Founded by the newspaper magnate and politician James M. Cox in the late 1800s and originally in the newspaper business, US conglomerate Cox Enterprises entered the radio industry before moving into TV & broadcasting in the 1940s and then the cable television industry in the early 1960s, and eventually moving into telecoms. Today it also operates major automotive and media arms.