Cox availability and coverage map
Cox internet and TV services are available in 18 states. Cable or fiber optic internet service may be available, depending on the service area you are in, which can affect available speeds and pricing for Cox plans.
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Cox availability map
Cox is the third-largest cable internet provider, covering around 7% of U.S. households, 36% of states and a total of 20.9 million people. Plan pricing, available speeds and channels will vary by location. Click on your state below to learn more about Cox internet availability in your area.
Top Cox service areas
Cox is available in 18 states, but their service areas do not cover the entirety of each state they operate in. In most states, Cox availability is primarily reserved to metro and suburban areas.
For example, Cox is the main cable provider in San Diego and Santa Barbara, CA, but is unavailable in other CA cities such as Fresno and San Francisco. Some cities, such as Cleveland, OH and Washington, D.C., will have Cox availability just outside the city.
States with best Cox coverage
Cities with the best Cox availability
Cox cable vs. fiber availability
Cable – 98%
Fiber optic – 4%
Cox is largely a cable internet and TV provider, but they have added fiber optic technology to their network and have expressed intent to further expand their fiber footprint.
If you’re in a Cox service area, your chances of cable internet being available are much higher than fiber. According to the latest FCC data, Cox’s cable network is available in 98% of their service areas whereas fiber is only available in 4%.
Why does it matter if it’s a cable or fiber network?
Regardless of whether you’re in a Cox cable or fiber optic area, download speeds will be about the same. Both cable and fiber networks support Cox Gigablast, which offers speeds up to 940 Mbps.
The difference is upload speeds and speed reliability. On Cox’s fiber network, upload speeds are typically the same as download speeds, while upload speeds max out around 30 Mbps on Cox’s cable network.
Fiber optic internet is also less susceptible to slowed speeds during peak usage times than cable internet.
Cox availability FAQs
Cox offers home services in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Virginia.
Don’t worry, there are likely multiple other internet and TV providers that are. Other cable providers such as Mediacom, Spectrum and Xfinity, or DSL and fiber-optic providers like AT&T, CenturyLink or Verizon may be available.
To get Wi-Fi service with Cox internet, you’ll need a modem and router, which is not included with Cox plans. You can rent the Cox Panoramic Wi-Fi router for an additional monthly fee, or use your own compatible equipment.
Cox offers steep discounts for bundling internet, Contour TV, home phone and home security services, up to $50 or more off the monthly price. Keep in mind, however, that once the introductory pricing ends, typically after one year of service, bundle savings are likely to reduce significantly.
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Written by:David Anders
Senior Writer, Broadband Content
David joined the Allconnect team in 2017, specializing in broadband and TV content. His work has been referenced by a variety of sources, including ArcGIS, DIRECTV and more. As a Senior Writer, David is motivate… Read more
Edited by:Robin Layton
Editor, Broadband & Wireless Content
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