BroadbandNow is supported by commissions from some of the providers listed on our site. Learn More

Cox vs. Verizon High Speed Internet

A Side-by-Side Comparison of Cox and Verizon High Speed Internet Internet Service in 2020

Ranked as two of the fastest internet providers in the U.S., Verizon and Cox Communications both supply fiber-optic network in select regions. Along with fiber, Cox delivers a high-speed cable network while Verizon offers a reliable DSL network. As detailed below, both providers offer premium broadband services that include internet, phone, and TV.

Cox Info


(855) 913-4284

$29.99-99.99/mo.

Verizon High Speed Internet Info



$49.99-79.99/mo.

Cox vs. Verizon High Speed Internet Comparison Cox Communications Verizon High Speed Internet
Provider Cox Verizon High Speed Internet
Speed 10-940 Mbps 1-940 Mbps
Pricing $29.99-99.99/mo. $49.99-79.99/mo.
Service Type Cable or Fiber DSL or Fiber
Cox vs. Verizon High Speed Internet Feature Comparison Cox Communications Verizon High Speed Internet
Provider Cox Verizon High Speed Internet
High-Speed Plans Yes Yes
Unlimited Data No Select Plans
Contract-Free Plans No Yes
TV Service Yes Yes
Phone Service Yes Yes

Cox Internet Deals †

Last updated on 9/23/2020
  • $29.99 for 10 Mbps Cable
    • 10 Mbps ↓ and 1.0 Mbps ↑ w/ a 1280 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 50 Mbps Cable
    • 50 Mbps ↓ and 3.0 Mbps ↑ w/ a 1280 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 1280 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 500 Mbps Cable
    • 500 Mbps ↓ and 10 Mbps ↑ w/ a 1280 GB/mo data cap
    • 1-year promo rate. Regular rate is $99.99.
    • 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 1280 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.

Verizon High Speed Internet Internet Deals †

Last updated on 9/17/2020
  • $69.99 for 15 Mbps DSL
    • 1 to 15 Mbps
    • For 1 year plus taxes, equipment charges & other fees. A refurbished Router is offered at no monthly charge.
    • Setup: Activation waived online.
    • Modem w/ WiFi: $29.99 one-time purchase
    • Call (0 ) - to setup service.
  • $69.99 for 15 Mbps DSL
    • 1 to 15 Mbps
    • A refurbished Router is offered at no monthly charge. For 1 year plus taxes, equipment charges & other fees. Verizon home phone service required.
    • Setup: Activation waived online.
    • Modem w/ WiFi: $29.99 one-time purchase
    • Call (0 ) - to setup service.

†All plans not available in all areas or to all customers. Verify details with Verizon High Speed Internet.

Cox vs. Verizon High Speed Internet Performance Overview

As the third largest U.S. provider of cable internet, Cox Communications use both cable and fiber networks to deliver comprehensive services at various speeds and prices. They offer a variety of internet-only plans with speeds ranging from 10-940 Mbps. Like Verizon, Cox customers have the option to pair their internet with phone and/or TV services.

Verizon offers two types of broadband technologies that greatly differ in speed and availability—DSL and fiber. Labeled as Verizon High Speed Internet, their DSL service is the more common option and is available to approximately 49.1 million people. Reported as the largest U.S. provider of fiber-optic, Verizon’s fiber internet—Verizon Fios—services approximately 34.8 million people. Verizon customers have the option to bundle their internet plan with phone and/or TV services for more affordable rates.

Cox Installation

Cox customers can choose between professional installation for $75 or self-installation for $20.

Cox’s installation fees may be waived with select internet-only plans and qualifying TV bundles.

Verizon High Speed Internet Installation

If you are a new Verizon Fios customer, professional installation is required and can cost up to $99.

The installation fee may be waived with select bundles or if the service is ordered online. Verizon High Speed Internet customers can opt for self-installation, which is free of charge but may require an activation fee.

Cox
Contracts, Equipment Fees & Fine Print

Most of Cox Communications’ internet plans require contracts ranging from 12-24 months that are equipped with promotional deals for the first year.

If you cancel your agreement early, you will be charged with early termination fees up to $240. Regarding equipment, Cox customers have the option to rent a modem and router for a monthly fee of $10.99 or purchase the devices for $129.99. Like most providers, either option may result in added fees and local taxes relating to service and equipment.

Verizon High Speed Internet
Contracts, Equipment Fees & Fine Print

Verizon offers contract-free options with their Fios plans but auto-pay is required.

Verizon also offer 12-24 month long contracts that come with affordable promotional rates but are subject to early termination fees up to $350 if you opt out early. Equipment fees vary depending on the plan selected between Verizon High Speed Internet or Verizon Fios. Verizon customers can purchase a modem with Wifi for a one-time fee of $29.99 for DSL-only plans and $199 for fiber-only plans. You can also opt to rent the necessary equipment for $12/month.

Cox Data Caps

Cox Communications place a 1 TB data cap with most of its internet plans.

Verizon High Speed Internet Data Caps

There are no data cap restrictions with either Verizon High Speed Internet or Verizon Fios.

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 customer service

5.00 Stars

on August 31, 2020

Cox Communications

After several failed attempts to resolve a billing issue and being disconnected, I had the pleasure of having help from a rep. She handled all my concerns and with a very pleasant attitude. Employees like her are hard to find.

Great speeds

5.00 Stars

on May 13, 2019

Verizon High Speed Internet

Speeds are great ever since we switched to Verizon FiOS, we pay for 200 Mbps up and down and get 330Mbps up and down, speeds are consistent and never slow down, customer service is also good. I would recommend Verizon.

Dependable internet service

4.00 Stars

on February 22, 2020

Verizon High Speed Internet

We have been a residential phone and DSL service customer of Verizon for over a year now. We have recently moved due to the cost of reaching close to $300 per month. We now pay close to $100 per month. That includes the phone, internet, and a line maintenance agreement that includes the line inside the house that Verizon does not cover. We started having issues with our phone line becoming noisy with static and the internet would disconnect and reconnect especially in wet weather. We “dealt” with it until the point where it was out more than it was on and we used all of our mobile data to get internet here at home. I called customer service and was scheduled to have a tech come and see if the problem could be located and corrected. He found that the drop line from the pole to the house was corroded and one of the wires inside was actually broken. He redid the drop line and renewed the line in the house itself. The connection has been stable ever since.

Cox vs. Verizon High Speed Internet Coverage Availability

Cox Coverage & Availability

Cox Communications Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage.

Verizon High Speed Internet Coverage & Availability

Verizon High Speed Internet Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage.

Frequently Asked Questions about Cox & Verizon High Speed Internet Internet Services

  • Is Verizon cheaper than Cox?

    Verizon and Cox both offer internet plans with various speeds and comparable prices, which are determined by each provider’s coverage availability. Verizon’s lowest-priced internet-only plan is priced at $39.99/month, which is more expensive than Cox’s at $29.99/month. However, Verizon’s highest-priced internet-only plan is more affordable than Cox’s.

  • Who has faster speeds? Verizon or Cox?

    Both providers offer plans with speeds up to 940 Mbps. Depending on your location and coverage availability, you may have access to faster speeds with either Verizon or Cox.

  • Do Verizon and Cox have unlimited data?

    Verizon offers unlimited data with all of its internet plans whereas Cox employs a 1 TB data cap restriction on most of its plans.

  • Do Verizon and Cox require a contract?

    Verizon does not require a contract with its internet plans, however, Cox Communications requires a 1-year agreement with most of its plans.