GlobalComm: Cox to launch wireless service in '06

During a speech at the GlobalComm conference in Chicago, Cox Communications president Patrick Esser said the company plans to launch its own wireless service by the end of the year. The news follows last year's deal the cable company made with Sprint and fellow cable companies Time Warner, Comcast and Advance/Newhouse. Esser said the service will have different tiers, meaning users looking to just check email and browse the Web will pay less than those looking to stream video--surely, a contemplated Net Neutrality reference on Esser's part. I expect the other three cable companies will make similar announcements in the months ahead.

For more on Cox's foray into wireless:
- see this article from LightReading