The DSL “deals” often disappear in the fine print. Consumers tempted by a DSL “deal” often find themselves bound by a 12-month
contract. If you are dissatisfied with the service, the consequence can include an early termination fees up to $200.
While all broadband providers – including cable companies – use introductory price promotions to get
people to try their services, the big difference is that Cox offers just that – an introductory rate with no
long-term contract, lessening your risk while trying the service with no further obligations.
In addition to signing contracts, DSL customers are also often obligated to deal with the same company’s
local phone service. Phone service from the local phone company is often delivered via antiquated technology
and expensive, eliminating any cost advantages gained by a DSL discount.