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Learn about internet data usage

Enjoy up to 1 TB of data every month

What you can do with 1 TB of data?

Keep a family full of gamers, TV buffs and social media stars happy. Check out some specific examples:


Watch 140 two-hour movies in high definition


Stream 100 half-hour standard definition TV shows

Web browsing

Surf the web for 2,000 hours


Jam out to 7,500 four-minute songs  

Measuring your data usage

Know where your data goes  

Wondering what uses the most data? Here are some helpful guidelines:


Activities that use the most data  

Streaming video content, like Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime on Contour 2, using apps marked as Internet or TV Go, or downloading large files will use large amounts of data.

Activities that use less data  

You can watch live TV through your cable receiver, stream on the Contour app or watchtv.cox.com without using as much data.

Checking your data usage

Keep an eye on your data

Want to know how much data you’ve used this month? Here are a few ways:

Download the Cox app

Check your account anytime, anywhere

Download the Cox app to view and pay bills, check TV listings, get 24/7 support, find wifi hotspots and more—just sign in with your User ID and Password. Learn more about the Cox app


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Data alert messages

Know when you’re running low

You can get text messages, browser alerts or emails when you’ve used 85%, 100% and 125% of your monthly data plan. Simply go to My Profile to verify your email address and opt-in to text message alerts.  


Get the most from your data 

Want to learn how to get the most from your data plan? Check out these tips:


Data usage FAQs

Have more questions about using your data? Here are some answers:  

Yes. As people have changed how they use data, Internet service plans have changed too. Some Internet service providers are under trial or have launched similar data usage plans in areas across the country.  

No. Public or commercial wifi hotspots, including Cox Wifi and CableWifi hotspots, don’t count toward your data plan.  

Data usage is updated every night and the Data Usage Meter shows usage through the previous day. Sometimes, it may take more time to update the meter.

You have a monthly data plan, which is based on the start and end dates of your billing cycle. Look at your Data Usage Meter to see your usage cycle dates.  

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Learn about using your data and your services

Internet service details. See the Residential Customer Service Agreement for service terms and conditions (including arbitration provisions). 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.