NEWPORT, R.I., April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sail Newport announced that Cox Communications, the country's third largest U.S. cable TV company, providing advanced digital video, internet, telephone and Homelife security will sponsor the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover. The international sailing event, scheduled for May 5-17, 2015, is the only North American stopover during the Volvo Ocean Race's nine-month circumnavigation of the globe. Cox will leverage its robust fiber network on Aquidneck Island to provide ultra-high speed Internet services for the Race Village to be located at Fort Adams State Park. "In May, when tens of thousands of people from all over the world arrive for this 12-day festival, Cox will be there to support teams with Internet services," said Ross L. Nelson, vice president, Cox Business. "Cox Business will be running the technical operations side of the Stopover, making sure teams, staff, organizers and the media get what they need with over a Gigabit of Internet access to go along with these high-performance boats." As an official stopover partner, Cox will be the exclusive technology company to connect the massive race village including team compounds, sponsor pavilions, media center, broadcast compound, hospitality centers and internet service for live coverage of the boat arrivals, In-Port Racing and Leg Start events. Brad Read, Director of the Newport Stopover, says, "Cox will provide a strong technology service for our massive Race Village and for coverage of the In-Port Racing and Leg Start. We have worked with Cox as a technology partner on other high profile sailing events and they know what an international event of this magnitude needs to keep flawless internet service running throughout the entire event." As a port sponsor, Cox will have exclusive designation in the technology category for branding in Newport. The Race Village will be open to the public with free admission, entertainment and activities every day of the event. In addition, Cox will provide 24-hour technology support on site at the Race Village in Fort Adams State Park.