Cox offers cable internet services in 19 states, with the most coverage in Rhode Island, Arizona, and Nevada. Cox is the third-largest cable internet provider in the U.S., reaching over 23.3 million people. Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Oklahoma City are among the largest cities within the Cox coverage footprint. Recently, Cox has expanded its internet network with fiber connections to a limited number of areas.
Cox offers a public Wi-Fi network of over 4 million hot spots for on-the-go use by Cox customers. These hot spots can be found in public areas throughout the Cox network. Besides broadband cable internet, Cox also provides a number of TV packages, smart home, and security services through its Homelife plans and voice home phone.
Cox Internet Services
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Cox offers multiple internet plans ranging from $49.99 to $225.99 per month. Therefore, there are many options to choose from that meet your home’s internet necessities.
|Plan name||Download speeds||Starting price||Data cap|
|Cox Cable||Up to 1 Gbps||$49.99 per month||1.25 TB|
|Cox Fiber||Up to 2 Gbps||$49.99 per month||1.25 TB|
Keep in mind, Cox prices are promotional at first. So, after some time, you should expect your monthly cost to increase slightly.
Cox Internet Speeds
Cable provider Cox Communications delivers the “last mile” of a subscriber’s internet connection over coaxial cable lines. Originally used to send TV signals, old-school coaxial cables today provide high bandwidth and high download speeds. And although fiber connections outperform coaxial cable on the bandwidth and download speed metrics, the widespread cable infrastructure around the country means Cox is able to provide high-speed cable internet to customers who otherwise would be stuck with a slower, more expensive option.
On average, Cox’s download rate ranges between 450 and 500 Mbps, according to our speed tests. At the same time, we also measured the average latency on Cox Internet to be around 15-20 ms. To put the numbers in context, terrestrial internet connections usually have latency in the 5–70 ms range, while satellite broadband connections can be in the range of 500–800 ms.