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Re: next alternate reality shoe to drop Not all. Cox has it's own switching infrastructure. They rolled circuit-switched voice in the late 1990s with DMS Switches just like the ones Bell uses. Later, they migrated to VoIP but using overlays onto those switches with new markets using a more pure VoIP solution. They have their own hardware, their own connections to the PSTN, 100% like an ILEC, no leasing anything from Sprint. The other MSOs partnered with Sprint to catch up (Comcast, TWC, etc.). Not sure if they are all still doing that today.