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Cox has a plan for every need with speeds ranging from 10 to 940 Mbps. Upgrade your connection with the Panoramic Wi-Fi router and Elite Gamer service, exclusively from Cox.

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Cox Communications internet plans and prices

Cox internet speeds and pricing will vary by location, but they are still likely to be one of the cheapest and fastest internet options available for those in Cox service areas.

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Why choose Cox internet?

Cox Communications is the third-largest cable internet provider, covering 1/12 of U.S. residents in major cities such as San Diego, Phoenix, New Orleans and Oklahoma City, as well as virtually all of Rhode Island

If you live in or are moving to a Cox-serviceable area, you’ll have up to five internet plans to choose from, plus many bundling options that could save you on the monthly costs of multiple home services. In addition to the plan options and bundle discounts, there are many reasons why people choose Cox as their internet provider. 

Is Cox internet the best service for your home? We cover plan and service details, as well as how Cox compares to other providers, below to help you decide.

What we like

  • Plan options for everyone – Cox speed tiers range from 10 to 940 Mbps, so there’s a plan for virtually every need
  • Panoramic Wi-Fi – A powerful easy-to-use modem/router combo for a relatively low monthly rental fee
  • Elite Gamer service – Cox is the only provider to offer an add-on designed to reduce ping and lag, which is essential to any online gamer
  • Great discounts for bundling – If you need more than just internet, Cox is one of the most generous providers when it comes to bundle discounts

Things to consider

  • One-year contract – Moving or cancelling service before the contract period ends may result in early termination fees
  • Data cap and overage fees – It will take a lot of internet use to go over the 1 TB/mo. data cap, but doing so could add $10 to your bill for every 50 GB you go over, up to $50
  • Average customer satisfaction scores – The American Customer Satisfaction Index gave Cox a 61/100 in 2020, up a point from last year but still trailing many of the major internet providers

Best Cox internet plans

When choosing an internet plan, consider the size of your household, the number of internet users and how many devices are usually connected to the network. Also, take note of the types of internet activities you and your family enjoy on a regular basis.

Cox Internet Starter 10 – Best for browsing the internet 

Speeds of 10 Mbps technically aren’t considered “broadband,” which the FCC defines as download speeds of 25 Mbps or higher. That’s not to say this plan is without use, however. If you just need a reliable connection for browsing the web and checking social media on a couple devices, a low-cost plan like the Cox Internet Starter may be perfect for you.

Cox Internet Essential 50 – Best for streaming on 1-2 devices

Streaming services such as Netflix and AT&T TV recommend speeds of 5-25 Mbps, which the Cox Internet Essential plan has covered. Keep in mind that using Wi-Fi and connecting multiple devices can slow your speeds. So if you plan to stream over Wi-Fi on a streaming device and mobile devices, you may want to consider a faster plan.

Cox Internet Preferred 150 – Best for gaming and streaming on 3-4 devices

According to speedtest.net, the average U.S. home recorded download speeds of 138 Mbps in May 2020, so this plan should put you right on par with average speeds across the U.S. This is also the lowest plan that is eligible for the Elite Gamer add-on, so if that’s something you’re interested in, this plan is where you should start. Even without the gamer add-on, 150 Mbps should make for a seamless gaming and streaming experience on a few devices. 

Cox Internet Ultimate 500 – Best for gaming, streaming in 4K on multiple devices

Speeds of up to 500 Mbps are plenty for the average household, offering enough speed for simultaneous gaming and streaming on multiple devices, even over a Wi-Fi connection. These speeds are also ideal for streaming in 4K — just keep an eye on your data cap as 4K streaming can eat up a lot of your data.

Cox Internet Gigabit – Best for guaranteeing ample speed for all

If you don’t want to worry about having enough speed for everyone in your home, gigabit speeds like you get with Cox Gigablast are the way to go. The Cox Panoramic Wi-Fi device will beam high speeds to much of your home, but you may want to add Wi-Fi extenders to ensure they reach every corner.

Additional benefits of Cox internet service

There’s more to Cox internet service than speed options. Here are a few reasons why Cox is one of the top cable internet providers.

How does Cox internet service compare?

In areas serviceable for Cox internet, fiber-optic or DSL providers may also be available. Take a look at how Cox compares to other internet service providers below:

Cox AT&T
Starting price at
$29.99/mo.* $49.99/mo.*
Internet Speeds
10 Mbps – 940 Mbps 5 Mbps – 1,000 Mbps
Data cap
1 TB/mo. 1 TB/mo, unlimited with AT&T 1000 and qualifying bundles
One year One year
Starting price at
Internet Speeds
10 Mbps – 940 Mbps
5 Mbps – 1,000 Mbps
Data cap
1 TB/mo.
1 TB/mo, unlimited with AT&T 1000 and qualifying bundles
One year
One year

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Cox internet FAQs

Can I use my own modem with Cox internet service?

If you don’t want to rent a Cox modem, you can use your own compatible modem for Cox internet. Compatible modems may vary by location and internet plan.

Can I get Cox internet in my area?

Cox is available in 18 states, including Arizona, California and Louisiana. Check here to see what Cox internet packages are available for you. 

Does Cox offer internet only?

Yes. Cox offers internet-only plans and TV-only plans. You can save even more when you bundle TV and internet with Cox.

Does Cox offer a senior discount?

No. However, Cox does offer their Connect2Compete program for low-income families with at least one K-12 student.

Does Cox have a data limit?

Cox has a data limit of 1 TB. If you exceed your monthly data, Cox won’t throttle your speeds or lessen the quality of your internet. However, Cox will automatically provide 50 GB data blocks for $10 each until your data plan resets at the beginning of the next month.

What speed do I need?

The speed you need in your home depends on how many people are using the internet, how many devices are connected and what activities you are doing online. Take a speed test here.

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