Cox Business Services Hospitality Network (CBSHN), a division of Cox Communications, has selected Cisco`s comprehensive Building Broadband solution for delivery of high-speed connectivity to Park Place Entertainment properties across the country.
The new broadband services will deliver high-speed Internet access and email for guests who desire to be connected for business or entertainment purposes. Cisco broadband access solutions will be installed in more than 20,000 Park Place Entertainment hotel rooms nationwide, including rooms at Bally`s, Caesars, Paris, Flamingo, and Hilton casino resorts in Nevada, New Jersey and Indiana. The network rollout is expected to be complete in 18 months.
In addition to Internet access, the new Cisco network provides the infrastructure to enable additional services such as IP Telephony, content delivery, and automated environmental management, to be deployed in the future.
Deploying Cisco Building Broadband solutions is a natural extension to Cox Business Services Hospitality Network`s market leadership in pay-per-view and interactive services for the hotel, entertainment and gaming markets. Cox needed the flexibility to support data networking over either coaxial cable or Category 5 wiring, and wanted to enable plug-and-play guest access, regardless of how individual laptop computers or PDAs were configured. Guests without laptop computers will still be able to check email and access the Internet using the TV monitor and an in-room wireless keyboard.