Cox Not Interested In Going Public

Cox Communications is not interested in merging with wireless carrier T-Mobile US or rival cable providers, Cox President Pat Esser says, dispelling rumors recently swirling about the private company. Asked whether Cox, the third-largest U.S. cable and broadband company, was considering a merger with one of its smaller cable rivals, such as Charter Communications or perennial takeover target Cablevision Systems, Esser said family-owned Cox was not looking to become a publicly traded company.