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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

$49.99-60/mo.

Cox Info


(855) 534-4847

$19.99-99.99/mo.

AT&T Internet vs. Cox Comparison AT&T Internet Cox Communications
ProviderAT&T InternetCox
Speed5-1,000 Mbps25-940 Mbps
Pricing$49.99-60/mo.$19.99-99.99/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 PlansSelect PlansSelect Plans
TV ServiceYesYes
Phone ServiceYesYes

AT&T Internet Internet Deals †

Last updated on 5/2/2020
  • $49.99 for 1,000 Mbps Fiber
    • Download speeds up to 940Mbps w/ no data cap.
    • 1-year promo rate. Regular rate is $69.99.
    • Get a $100 reward card with qualifying online orders or donate some of your reward to Feeding America®.
    • Setup: $0 (Installation cost waived.)
    • Modem w/ WiFi: $10/mo
    • Call (877) 722-3506 to setup service.
  • $49.99 for 100 Mbps DSL
    • 10 to 100 mbps depending on location w/ no data cap.
    • 1-year promo rate. Regular rate is $59.99.
    • Get a $100 reward card with qualifying online orders or donate some of your reward to Feeding America®..
    • 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 250 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.

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

Cox Internet Deals †

Last updated on 4/28/2020
  • $19.99 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.
    • Rate increases by $10 in months 13-24.
    • Get the first month of Internet free.
    • Setup: $0 (Free self install.)
    • Modem w/ WiFi included.
    • Call (855) 534-4847 to setup service.
  • $39.99 for 50 Mbps Cable
    • 50 Mbps ↓ and 10 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
    • Setup: Free Easy Connect ( self-install). Pro-install at $100.
    • 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
    • Setup: Free Easy Connect ( self-install). Pro-install at $100.
    • Modem w/ WiFi: $10.99/mo
    • Call (855) 534-4847 to setup service.
  • $79.99 for 500 Mbps Cable
    • 500 Mbps ↓ and 10 Mbps ↑ w/ a 1024 GB/mo data cap
    • 1-year promo rate. Regular rate is $99.99.
    • Contract Term: 1 year with up to $120 ETF
    • Setup: Free Easy Connect ( self-install). Pro-install at $100.
    • 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
    • Setup: Free Easy Connect ( self-install). Pro-install at $100.
    • 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.

At&t Fiber

3.00 Stars

on April 04, 2020

AT&T Internet

AT&T's fiber may be the next best thing but the way AT&T does their setup with the TV receivers using wifi is terrible and unreliable. Every so often out of nowhere, the receivers refuse to connect to the WAP (wifi access point). Connect it to cable internet and no problem. Ended up changing both the receiver and the wap for it to work. Then months later it happens again. I went back to the original equipment that didn't work before and now it's fine. I imagine in a while I'll have to do the swap again. It's hard to beat directly connecting to a cable and AT&T has not done it with these wifi receivers. Also, with AT&T you can not use your own modem. Two big marks against AT&T. I don't recall having this many problems when I had their DSL setup. Very disappointing now.

Amazing Customer service

5.00 Stars

on October 23, 2019

Cox Communications

This is how great Cox customer service can be when you let them help you. I made the mistake of letting someone trick me into letting them in my network. Before i knew what was happening they were in everything, they even wiped out my virus program. When i called Cox for help i was connected to Catherine in the Ohio call center, I explained to her what had happened & how worried i was about everything. Right from the start Catherine said it's going to be OK & i can help you take care of this. Then she said asked me to to take a deep breath & try to relax & i'll get started. Catherine was the most caring, understanding & thoughtful person you got hope for & just as smart. She started with the network & cleared every program they had installed. Then she asked me a few questions about my laptop at which time you asked me for permission to access it in order to make sure that no program was left behind which could still allow them access. I said yes & Catherine started going through the files & removed a few more programs they had installed. When she finished she then explained how with my Cox account came a McAfee Virus program which was what i had in my laptop. She then reinstalled McAfee & helped me set up new pass words for everything. When Catherine was done i felt relief for the first time in twelve hours & when she was finished & i thanked her for everything, she said you don't need to thank me it's me job. I said yes it may be your job but you just don't know i great full i am. So to show just how great full i am wanted Cox to know just how much i appreciate everything Catherine did to save me from what could have been my worst night mare. Catherine is the perfect example of outstanding customer service.

Great sales associate

5.00 Stars

on May 11, 2020

Cox Communications

I recently signed up with your internet service, I had the pleasure of talking to a sales associate and he was absolutely outstanding. He explained everything to me. He was courteous, & professional. I highly recommend.

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.