Cox internet FAQ
Does Cox internet service have a data cap?
Like most cable internet providers, Cox imposes a data cap on service—but you’ll likely never hit it. Cox’s monthly 1 TB (terabyte) cap is comparable to streaming over 400 hours of HD movies and TV shows. If you can consume that in a month, you’ve earned an internet break.
Does Cox throttle internet speed?
No, Cox doesn’t currently throttle internet speed—at least during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Setting aside these unprecedented circumstances, it’s hard to prove that any internet company throttles speeds, let alone Cox. We have our theories, though. . .
Do I have to use the modem supplied by Cox?
Cox internet service is compatible with a long list of modems from outside sources, as long as they’re DOCSIS 3.0 or 3.1. Plans below 150 Mbps will work with older DOCSIS 2.0 modems.
Is cable internet the same as satellite internet?
While there’s little noticeable difference between cable TV and satellite TV service, internet is another matter. Cable internet can deliver download speeds of up to 1 Gbps (1,000 Mbps), but satellite internet maxes out at 100 Mbps (average speed: 25 Mbps). Satellite internet is also more expensive than cable internet and far less reliable—in other words, it’s not a great deal (unless it’s the only internet you can get, especially in remote areas with little infrastructure).