AT&T Fiber has some of the lowest prices on the market for fiber internet. It has three plans to choose from, and each offers unlimited data and upload speeds as fast as their download speeds. Cox offers fiber internet, too, but it’s available only to the company’s business customers.
Beyond fiber, Cox offers a cable internet connection and AT&T Internet has an internet protocol broadband (IPBB) connection — a fiber-and-copper-wire hybrid that isn’t as fast as fiber but is faster than cable and standard DSL. Cox’s 50 Mbps cable internet plan has an upload speed of 5 Mbps, while AT&T’s 50 Mbps IPBB has a 10 Mbps upload speed. AT&T’s is a faster and more reliable connection — and a decent alternative to fiber.
If you don’t have access to AT&T Fiber, Cox has two plans that are more affordable than AT&T Internet’s $45-per-month IPBB plans. Cox offers a 25 Mbps plan for $29.99 per month and a 50 Mbps plan for $39.99 per month.
Speed is another area where AT&T has Cox beat. AT&T offers fiber internet to residential customers, while Cox’s fiber plans are limited to its business clientele. Both providers have data-capped plans that charge $10 for each additional 50 GB. Some Cox plans allow you to remove the cap for $30 per month.