Cox and Verizon High Speed Internet are two top internet providers in the U.S. The former supplies cable and fiber internet service, while the latter delivers DSL internet service. In addition to a variety of internet-only plans with speeds ranging from 100 Mbps to 2 Gbps, Cox customers have the option to pair their internet with phone, TV, mobile, and smart home services. Verizon High Speed Internet is able to cover a wide coverage map thanks to its DSL technology, which customers can also combine it with phone service for more affordable rates.
Verizon Edges Past Cox With the Fine Print
Both Verizon and Cox Offer Free Installation
Verizon High Speed Internet has a one-time installation fee of $99, but you can usually have it waived as part of your service plan. Similarly, you can enjoy no installation fees with Cox when you choose the self-install option. Otherwise you can expect to pay $100 for professional installation.
Neither Provider Requires Contracts
Verizon offers contract-free plans, though its best deals will require you to sign a commitment of two years or so. Similarly, Cox lets you ditch contracts by offering pay-as-you-go plans, though they can end up being more costly depending on your use.
Verizon Doesn’t Have Data Caps
There are no data caps with Verizon High Speed Internet plans, but we can’t say the same about Cox. It has a 1.25 TB data cap on plans, and you’ll face a $10 charge for every 50 GB over that limit. Choose an unlimited data plan for an extra $40 per month for 24 months, or watch your usage to avoid this fee.
Cox vs. Verizon High Speed Internet Internet Review
We asked BroadbandNow users to review Cox based on four core attributes: Customer Service, Reliability, Speed, and Value.
BroadbandNow readers submitted 1981 for Cox. Cox earned an average score of 3.65 out of 5.
We asked BroadbandNow users to review Verizon High Speed Internet based on four core attributes: Customer Service, Reliability, Speed, and Value.
BroadbandNow readers submitted 736 for Verizon High Speed Internet. Verizon High Speed Internet earned an average score of 2.84 out of 5.