Cox Internet speeds and plans
|Cox Essential 100||Up to 100 Mbps*||$49.99/mo.||Shop Cox Plans|
|Cox Internet Preferred 250||Up to 250 Mbps*||$59.99/mo.||Shop Cox Plans|
|Cox Internet Ultimate 500||500 Mbps*||$79.99/mo.||Shop Cox Plans|
|Cox Gigablast||Up to 1,000*||$99.99/mo.||Shop Cox Plans|
*for 12 months with 1-yr. term agreement
Cox average internet speed test results:
Average download speed: 136.27 Mbps
Average upload speed: 11.44 Mbps
Average latency: 24.76 ms
Total speed tests: 41,708
Why is my Cox internet speed slower than advertised?
A range of issues can decrease your internet speeds, but you should always expect some decrease in speed when using Wi-Fi vs. a wired Ethernet connection. A wired connection to your computer is usually faster and more reliable. Other causes of slow internet are network congestion, poor router placement, or faulty cabling.
How do Cox advertised internet speeds compare to competitors?
|50–1,000 Mbps||$50.00–$99.99/mo.||Shop Cox Plans|
|100–940 Mbps||$50.00–$70.00/mo.***||Shop CenturyLink Plans|
Data effective as of ” 7/25/2022″. Prices and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
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What is a good internet speed?
|Internet speed||How fast is this?||What you can do|
|0–5 Mbps||Very slow||Send emails, search on Google, stream video in SD on one device|
|5–40 Mbps||Slow to moderate||Stream video in HD on three or four devices, play online games|
|40–100 Mbps||Moderate to fast||Stream easily on multiple devices in HD or 4K, download big files quickly, run several smart devices|
|100–500 Mbps||Very fast||Stream in 4K on more than five devices simultaneously, download massive files quickly, host a livestream|
|500–1,000+ Mbps||Extremely fast||Stream in 4K on 10+ devices, run 10+ smart-home devices at a time, do basically anything on lots of devices|
|1,200–5,000 Mbps||Faster than you need||Operate a bitcoin-mining farm with two dozen computers, watch Frozen in 4K on 100 devices at the same time|
About our Cox internet speed test
The Cox internet speed measures three things:
Download speed: The speed at which your device pulls data from the internet. Usually measured in Mbps or Gbps.
Upload speed: The speed at which your device sends data to the internet. Usually measured in Mbps or Gbps.
Latency (Ping): The time (measured in milliseconds) it takes for a signal to travel from your device to an internet server and back. Lower latency means your connection has a better response time for activities like gaming and livestreams.
How does the Cox internet speed test work?
Our speed test starts by measuring your connection’s latency. To do this, it sends a small amount of data from your device to the nearest test server and measures how long it takes to receive a response. That measurement, recorded in milliseconds (ms), is your latency.
The speed test then measures your download and upload speeds. This is done by creating multiple simultaneous connections between your device and the test server, through which the test sends and requests data. Then, the test measures how much data is able to be sent and received in a predetermined amount of time. Once the timer ends and the results are calculated, your download and upload speeds are provided to you in megabits per second (Mbps).
Cox internet speed FAQ
How fast are Cox internet speeds?
Cox internet plans offer speeds from 50 Mbps up to 1,000 Mbps—fairly standard for a cable internet provider. For most households, we recommend either Cox Internet Preferred 250 or Cox Internet Ultimate 500, which provide speeds of 250 Mbps and 500 Mbps, respectively.Shop Cox Plans
How do I get faster internet?
You can get faster internet by upgrading your internet plan. If you can’t upgrade your current speeds and feel stuck with bad service, you can also switch to a new provider.
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Is cable better than fiber and DSL?
Cable internet is often the most practical choice for many customers. While fiber internet is technically a better internet connection, it has limited availability. Cable internet is superior to DSL in speed, reliability, and value.