Cox svp, strategy and development Dallas Clement on Sun shed a bit more light on why Cox chose to participate in the recent 700-MHz auction, noting that the spectrum requires only one cell site for every 4 sites using AWS spectrum or every 9 sites using BRS technology. "The economics are more attractive," he said. — Comcast has been in the business services game for 18 months and has concluded the urban myth that the RBOCS have underserved small and medium-size businesses is correct, Comcast Midwest pres Bill Connors told a business services panel. "We’re selling [into that sector] much quicker than anyone at our company thought," he added. Cox Hampton Roads chief Gary McCollum agreed, noting "a huge opportunity… a $5 billion pie," mostly in areas "where we already pass." Beyond voice and data, businesses offer opportunity in video, and the enterprise sector is "a three-point shot… but you need the right resources in place," McCollum said. Extending McCollum’s basketball analogy, SNL Kagan‘s Ian Olgeirson said cable’s focus on small businesses is "a slam dunk," but he’s curious to see how quickly cable moves to 10-foot jump shots, the more demanding medium-size businesses. — The best line from Sunday’s Green panel came from Cox’s John Spalding, who noted Cox chief Jim Kennedy‘s long-standing commitment to the environment. "For years we’ve done things that have had a slight impact, we call them light green. We’ve also done things that have had a deep impact, we call them dark green. And like Comcast, we have waterless urinals. We call them pee green."

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