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Maximizing Your Speed

The more speed, the better. There are lots of ways to super-charge your speed at no extra cost.

Maximizing Your Internet

Simply put, your Internet speed is how much capacity your connection provides. More capacity means less congestion and faster speeds. Think of it like a highway with more lanes.

For example, 50 Mbps Internet speeds can:

  • Download 5 MP3 songs in 3 seconds
  • Upload 30 photos in 20 seconds
  • Upload a video up to 35 MB in less than 30 seconds
  • Download a full movie in about 2 minutes
Download Speed
Starter 10
Up to 10 Mbps
Light surfing
Essential 30
Up to 30 Mbps
Email and web surfing
Preferred 150
Up to 150 Mbps
Music, photos, banking and shopping
Up to 300 Mbps
Multiple connections and gaming
Gigablast (where available)
Up to 1,000 Mbps
Run all your devices at the same time & multiple 4K video streams. Learn more ›

Don't see your Cox Internet plan listed? See grandfathered plans ›

What you do online is not the lone factor affecting your Internet speed. Your wireless connection and your equipment may also impact your online experience. Explore tips to improve your in-home wifi network ›

Based on your family’s usage needs, the Cox Speed Advisor can help you find your ideal speed.


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Going Wireless: In-Home Wifi

With in-home wifi, stream movies, videos, music, and surf the web from anywhere in your home on any wifi-enabled device. And save money on your smartphone data allowance by connecting smartphones to your in-home wifi.

  • Share your Internet connection - Multiple users can access the Internet at once
  • Connect anywhere in the home - Break free from wires and connect from almost anywhere in your home
  • My WiFi - Monitor and manage devices on your in-home wifi using included software when purchasing or renting a compatible Cox wifi gateway


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Making In-Home Wifi Seamless

Ensure your in-home wifi operates at peak performance with these helpful tips:

  • Use WPA2-PKS to ensure your network is safe and free from unwelcome users
  • Enable Cox Security Suite powered by McAfee® so your Internet usage is protected
  • Install your wifi gateway in a centralized, elevated location to maximize coverage to all devices.

Picking the Right Equipment

The latest equipment helps you get the most from your online experience. Cox requires a DOCIS 3.0 modem for Preferred and higher tier Internet services, and recommends it overall for its high-speed support.

See Cox-compatible devices

Speed Test

Test your in-home upload and download speeds.

Check Your Speed

Internet Support

Get help setting up or troubleshooting your Cox Internet service.

Get Internet Support

Shop Internet Plans

Cox has an Internet plan to suit every need.

See Plans and Pricing


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Internet service details. See important information in the Residential Customer Service Agreement for full coverage details. See Annual Notice information for related information and your privacy rights as a Cox customer. For all Cox Communication policies regarding our services and business practices visit www.cox.com/aboutus/policies.html.

All Cox Internet plans include 1 TB (1024 GB) per month of data usage. Unlimited and 500 GB Additional Data Plans can be added for an additional monthly charge. Data usage in excess of plan may result in a $10 charge for up to 50 GB of additional data and for each additional 50 GB block, except for Unlimited Data Plan subscribers. Unused data does not roll over. See also Speeds and Data Plans Information for High Speed Internet Service in your area for details. See cox.com/datausage for complete data usage details. Prices, and/or when applicable, contracts, may differ from those presented here as a result of existing customer pricing, customer's specific service address, and/or contract related updates. Installation fees may apply. Other restrictions may apply.
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