Cox Communications Breaks Ground for New Facility
Cox Communications and local officials break ground on new building development (courtesy photos)
By edhat staff
Santa Barbara County and City of Goleta officials joined Cox Communications' representatives for a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday.
Cox Communications is celebrating the start of new construction of a Critical Telecommunications Facility and Santa Barbara headquarters renovation at 22 S. Fairview Ave in Goleta.
The technology company states it will enable them to bring the latest product and services, including next-generation Gigabit internet speeds, from Carpinteria to Goleta.
The event included a brief program hosted by Cox and included City of Goleta officials who provided an overview of the construction project and the gigabit buildout plans.
Construction will begin this month with an estimated completion date of March 2021. Two buildings will be removed to construct the new standalone Critical Telecommunications Facility which will have an increase equipment capacity of nearly 1,300 sq. ft. to support network upgrades in the region.
When completed, the Santa Barbara headquarters will include enhanced workspaces, a new state-of-the-art warehouse, multi-purpose training room, and a modernized lab and equipment provisioning space. The campus will also receive a new parking lot, landscape, screening gate, and extension of masonry walls. The entire campus will be approximately 34,000 sq. ft.
In 2018, Cox committed to investing $10 billion over the course of five years in its network nationwide. The investment is said to enhance customers’ experience both inside and outside of the home and office, which will also power businesses and economic development in the area.