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AT&T INTERNET vs. COX

A Side-by-Side Comparison of AT&T Internet and Cox Internet Service in 2020

AT&T Internet and Cox Internet are both premium internet providers known for their reliable broadband services that include high-speed internet, phone, and TV services. Both providers offer fiber-optic internet in select U.S. regions. Detailed below is an all-inclusive comparison of AT&T Internet and Cox Internet to help you decide between the two standout providers.

AT&T Internet Info


(877) 722-3506

$50-70/mo.

Cox Info


(855) 534-4847

$29.99-99.99/mo.

AT&T Internet vs. Cox Comparison AT&T Internet Cox Communications
ProviderAT&T InternetCox
Speed5-100 Mbps10-940 Mbps
Pricing$50-70/mo.$29.99-99.99/mo.
Service TypeDSL, Fiber, or Fixed WirelessCable or Fiber
AT&T Internet vs. Cox Feature Comparison AT&T Internet Cox Communications
ProviderAT&T InternetCox
High-Speed PlansYesYes
Unlimited DataSelect PlansNo
Contract-Free PlansNoNo
TV ServiceYesYes
Phone ServiceYesYes

AT&T Internet Internet Deals †

Last updated on 1/10/2020
  • $50 for 100 Mbps Fiber
    • 100 Mbps ↓ and 100 Mbps ↑ w/ a 1000 GB/mo data cap
    • 1-year promo rate. Regular rate is $60.00.
    • Contract Term: 1 year with up to $180 ETF
    • Get a $50 reward card with qualifying online orders.
    • Setup: Up to $99 installation cost.
    • Modem w/ WiFi: $10/mo
    • Call (877) 722-3506 to setup service.
  • $50 for 300 Mbps Fiber
    • 300 Mbps ↓ and 300 Mbps ↑ w/ a 1000 GB/mo data cap
    • 1-year promo rate. Regular rate is $80.00.
    • Contract Term: 1 year with up to $180 ETF
    • Get a $50 reward card with qualifying online orders.
    • Setup: $0 (Professional installation included.)
    • Modem w/ WiFi included.
    • Call (877) 722-3506 to setup service.
  • $50 for 100 Mbps DSL
    • 10 to 100 mbps depending on location w/ a 1000 GB/mo data cap
    • 1-year promo rate. Regular rate is $60.00.
    • Contract Term: 1 year with up to $180 ETF
    • Get a $50 reward card with qualifying online orders.
    • Setup: Up to $99 installation cost
    • Modem w/ WiFi: $10/mo
    • Call (877) 722-3506 to setup service.
  • $60 for 10 Mbps Fixed Wireless
    • Download speeds of 10 Mbps or over and upload speeds of 1 Mbps or over w/ a 215 GB/mo data cap
    • 1-year promo rate. Regular rate is $70.00.
    • Contract Term: 1 year with up to $120 ETF
    • $0 equipment fee includes Wi-Fi gateway.
    • Setup: Installation cost of outdoor antenna is up to $99.
    • Call (877) 722-3506 to setup service.
  • $70 for 1,000 Mbps Fiber
    • 1,000 Mbps ↓ and 1,000 Mbps ↑ w/ no data cap.
    • 1-year promo rate. Regular rate is $100.00.
    • Contract Term: 1 year with up to $180 ETF
    • Get a $50 reward card with qualifying online orders.
    • Setup: $0 (Installation cost waived.)
    • Modem w/ WiFi included.
    • Call (877) 722-3506 to setup service.

†All plans not available in all areas or to all customers. Verify details with AT&T Internet.

Cox Internet Deals †

Last updated on 1/15/2020
  • $29.99 for 10 Mbps Cable
    • 10 Mbps ↓ and 1.0 Mbps ↑ w/ a 1024 GB/mo data cap
    • 1-year promo rate. Regular rate is $44.99.
    • Contract Term: 1 year with up to $120 ETF
    • Modem w/ WiFi: $10.99/mo
    • Call (855) 534-4847 to setup service.
  • $39.99 for 30 Mbps Cable
    • 30 Mbps ↓ and 3.0 Mbps ↑ w/ a 1024 GB/mo data cap
    • 1-year promo rate. Regular rate is $65.99.
    • Contract Term: 1 year with up to $120 ETF
    • Modem w/ WiFi: $10.99/mo
    • Call (855) 534-4847 to setup service.
  • $59.99 for 150 Mbps Cable
    • 150 Mbps ↓ and 10 Mbps ↑ w/ a 1024 GB/mo data cap
    • 1-year promo rate. Regular rate is $83.99.
    • Contract Term: 1 year with up to $120 ETF
    • Modem w/ WiFi: $10.99/mo
    • Call (855) 534-4847 to setup service.
  • $79.99 for 300 Mbps Cable
    • 300 Mbps ↓ and 30 Mbps ↑ w/ a 1024 GB/mo data cap
    • 1-year promo rate. Regular rate is $104.99.
    • Contract Term: 1 year with up to $120 ETF
    • Modem w/ WiFi: $10.99/mo
    • Call (855) 534-4847 to setup service.
  • $99.99 for 940 Mbps Cable
    • 940 Mbps ↓ and 35 Mbps ↑ w/ a 1024 GB/mo data cap
    • 1-year promo rate. Regular rate is $119.99.
    • Contract Term: 1 year with up to $120 ETF
    • Modem w/ WiFi: $10.99/mo
    • Call (855) 534-4847 to setup service.

†All plans not available in all areas or to all customers. Verify details with Cox.

AT&T Internet vs. Cox Performance Overview

Ranked as the 2nd largest U.S. provider of DSL and fiber broadband, AT&T Internet offers a number of high-speed internet plans and premium phone and TV services across 22 states. Those residing outside of AT&T’s fiber and DSL network can also opt for fixed wireless internet.

Cox Internet is the 3rd largest U.S. cable provider. Customers are offered an array of bundles that include reliable internet, phone and TV services, and smart home features.

AT&T Internet Installation

AT&T customers can opt for either professional installation or self-installation.

Self-installation is a convenient option that comes with a one-time activation fee of $35. AT&T charges a $99 fee for professional installation, which offers the expertise of a skilled technician.

Cox Installation

Like AT&T, Cox Internet also offers two installation options: professional installation and self-installation.

Expect to pay a one-time fee of $75 for professional installation. For the more affordable price between the two, Cox customers can opt to self-install for a $20 fee.

AT&T Internet
Contracts, Equipment Fees & Fine Print

AT&T Internet requires a minimum of a 1-year contract for most of its plans.

If the contract is canceled before the agreed term ends, AT&T customers are responsible for an early termination fee of $15/month for the remaining months of the agreement. Early termination fees will not exceed $180. AT&T’s internet plans offer to lease a modem and router for $10/month. The equipment fee can be waived with select plans and bundles.

Cox
Contracts, Equipment Fees & Fine Print

Cox Internet plans require a 12-month contract, which often goes up in price after the first year.

Like most providers with contract requirements, Cox employs early termination fees that can run as high as $240. Regarding equipment, Cox customers can rent a modem for a monthly fee of $10.99 or opt to purchase a modem and router for $180.

AT&T Internet Data Caps

With the exception of their fiber plan which does not have any data cap restrictions, AT&T employs a data cap of 1 TB with most of its internet-only plans.

Cox Data Caps

Similarly to AT&T, the majority of Cox’s internet-only plans have a data cap limit of 1 TB, which is a large amount of data for the average user.

Fantastic team and great coverage

5.00 Stars

on September 28, 2019

AT&T Internet

Absolutely fantastic! Tech came out to help install and, due to the wiring in our apt, it took a while to find the correct outlets. But he was so patient and helpful and kind, really going above and beyond to make sure things got set up so I could have the level of coverage needed to qualify for work from home. Truly amazing guy, I honestly can't speak highly enough of him. He kept trying long after I suspect most would have given up. Huge THANK YOU to AT&T for the coverage at the right price (literally half the price of the competitor in this area), and more importantly for having such an amazing guy on your team. Thank you.

Poor service

2.00 Stars

on October 30, 2019

AT&T Internet

Slow speed most of the time less than 1mb. Lose connection when it rains. While I cannot recommend, it's all we have short of satellite. I have asked about upgrades ,but told there are none available.

Cox review

6.00 Stars

on January 15, 2019

Cox Communications

The customer service is about the same as any other company. Very reliable internet service with almost no outages. I get at least the speed I pay for if not more. The main downside is pricing, it can get expensive after promotions expire.

Customer service sucks

1.00 Stars

on October 27, 2019

Cox Communications

No phone to contact a human. When you figure it out they just transfer you all over the place and if you happen to do the texting then it will go nowhere after hours. Give us the run around! And nothing happens

AT&T Internet vs. Cox Coverage Availability

AT&T Internet Coverage & Availability

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Cox Coverage & Availability

Cox Communications Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage.

Frequently Asked Questions about AT&T Internet & Cox Internet Services

  • Is AT&T Internet cheaper than Cox?

    Prices vary depending on your location and coverage availability. AT&T’s lowest-priced standalone internet plan ($50/month) is more expensive than Cox’s ($29.99/month), but AT&T’s highest-priced internet-only plan is cheaper than Cox’s. Currently, AT&T’s internet plans range from $50-100/month and Cox’s range from $29.99-119.99/month.

  • Who has faster speeds? AT&T Internet or Cox?

    AT&T Internet offers speeds ranging from 100-1000 Mbps whereas speeds from Cox Internet range from 10-940 Mbps.

  • Do AT&T Internet and Cox have unlimited data?

    AT&T Internet offers customers unlimited data with any plan for an extra fee of $30/month. Cox Internet does not offer unlimited data with any of its plans.

  • Do AT&T and Cox require a contract?

    A minimum of a 1-year contract is required for both AT&T Internet and Cox Internet.