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Comments on news posted 2013-02-01 09:39:15: Users in our forums note that Cox Communications is busily tweaking service speeds, and has also started offering users a 100 Mbps tier in some markets. ..

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Metatron2008
Premium
join:2008-09-02
united state

Where exactly does at&t look good?

At least where they have cable or LTE as competitors?
mdpeterman

join:2010-10-10
Westerville, OH

Re: Where exactly does at&t look good?

Time for Time Warner Cable to up their speeds! I'm paying $100/month for 50 down 5 up. Why not for the same price get 150/50!

skeechan
Ai Otsukaholic
Premium
join:2012-01-26
AA169|170
kudos:2

Re: Where exactly does at&t look good?

That is Cox doing 150/50 not AT&T.

djrobx
Premium
join:2000-05-31
Valencia, CA
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·VOIPO
said by mdpeterman:

Time for Time Warner Cable to up their speeds! I'm paying $100/month for 50 down 5 up. Why not for the same price get 150/50!

That's what I was thinking. Then again, at least we don't have to deal with caps yet.
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skeechan
Ai Otsukaholic
Premium
join:2012-01-26
AA169|170
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Clear Wireless
·Cox HSI
·Verizon FiOS

No caps increase though...

When I checked the TOS/AUP for Rhode Island which showed Ultimate as a 100Mb tier (110Mb with boost), the Ultimate cap is still 400GB. In my market, Orange County caps don't appear to be enforced. I blow through my monthly caps routinely and hopefully it will stay that way.

What is Verizon's current price for 150Mb FiOS? If it is more than a hundskie, I wonder if they'll drop the price, or bump their tier in response.

mig288
Premium
join:2002-07-13
Cherry Hill, NJ
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS

Re: No caps increase though...

Hard to beat FIOS prices. I have the triple play with 150/65 and digital voice.
jjeffeory

join:2002-12-04
USA

Re: No caps increase though...

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Really, my bill is around $155 for much less in Virginia. What's up with that?
Synbios

join:2002-05-18
Arlington, VA
I would die for those internet speeds. This is what I have:
Eek2121

join:2002-10-12
Newton, NJ
Reviews:
·FreedomPop
FIOS Pricing for NY/NJ area:

15/5: $69.99
50/25: $79.99
75/35: $89.99
150/65: $99.99
300/65: $209.99

Of course, if you bundle phone/TV you can get 75/35, every tv channel under the sun, cinemax, hbo, showtime all for $144.99/mo
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odog
Cable Centric Vendor Biased
Premium,VIP
join:2001-08-05
Atlanta, GA
kudos:10

Ultimate is 150/20

the ultimate package is 150/20, then add powerboost.

djrobx
Premium
join:2000-05-31
Valencia, CA
kudos:2

Re: Ultimate is 150/20

I was gonna say, 50 up seems too high for DOCSIS 3.
iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2
...and I'm back to wishing I lived in a Cox area. Or, you know, a FiOS or LUSFiber area, but without actually having to move.
kd6cae
P2p Shouldn't Be A Crime

join:2001-08-27
Palmdale, CA

Re: Ultimate is 150/20

I'd take 50/10 myself. When I heard that a friend of mine in Phoenix, was upgrading to 150/20, I didn't believe him. Sure enough he has it, just wow. I'd love to wake up one day and see a 30/10 or 50/10 option on TWC. Nice to see what the technology can do.

n2jtx

join:2001-01-13
Glen Head, NY

Preferred

Wow, I remember the days when Optimum Online was the gold standard of Internet service. I am now paying $54.95 a month for 15/2 service (well the download is basically 20 but not advertised as such) and Cox is now offering 25/5 for $56?!?! At least we do not have usage caps (yet) and the Optimum WiFi service has good penetration.

It would be nice if OOL at least tried to keep their leadership position.
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ezuniga

join:2013-01-30

Re: Preferred

Ultimate is $109.99 in Vegas.

SteveLV702
Premium
join:2004-04-22
Las Vegas, NV

Re: Preferred

$80 for first 6 months though... looks like they updated the speeds here though as cox.com shows up to 150Mbps doesnt say anything about upload speed though though just did a speed test and am up to 120MB down and 20Mb Up little less then 150/50 though

Centerton

join:2009-06-13
Bentonville, AR

Arkansas

No upgrades in Arkansas yet. Hope they have some for us too!

RWSI

join:2012-11-27
Albuquerque, NM

Breaking point

I wonder where the breaking point of all the access to bandwidth is?

With all the increases and very little transport upgrades between cities and towns built.

I know all the costs to access fiber optics are going down but somewhere somehow
there has to be a realization more cross country lines will be needed.

The consumer will eventually have to pay more to have the bandwidth so operators
can bury new fiber.

Internet service providers cannot keep giving away low cost access for ever.

tallguy11

join:2002-02-08
Edmonton, AB
Reviews:
·TELUS

Re: Breaking point

they can and will keep providing access at a reasonable cost.. the average customer isn't gonna spend more that 150 on cable/internet combined.. and for the bandwidth issue they dont have to bury new fiber just gotta upgrade the equipment on each end of it.. that's the great part about fiber u dont have to replace it.
jjeffeory

join:2002-12-04
USA
Huh? Low cost?

You realize that there is a TON of unused fiber in the ground that was put there over a decade by companies such as WilTel ( who now do not exist but their assets were sold to others). There's no need for more cross country lines, there's a need for much more last mile fiber lines.
davidhoffman
Premium
join:2009-11-19
Warner Robins, GA
kudos:1
There are research projects underway that may allow up to 99 more colors of laser light to be used in fiber optic systems. You could increase mainline data transport by 100 times today's capabilities. You have to build bigger laser facilities, but the bulk of the fiber strands already in place could handle the increased load. Very little digging may be required to do this, if it gets out of the R&D phase.
34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON
said by RWSI:

With all the increases and very little transport upgrades between cities and towns built.

Huh? with a lot of providers already using DWDM and also upgrading to 100Gb Ethernet there isn't exactly a shortage of capacity with the existing fiber they're already using.
Needleinthha

join:2009-11-30

Google fiber the reason?

Huge speed upgrades, 3X downstream, 10X upstream for ultimate...in phoenix the only competition is Qwest which is crappy DSL and nowhere near these speeds. I think it really shows the influence of google fiber. Just like when email accounts has 10 megs of storage then gmail came along with 1 gig of storage everyone else had to match. Even though google fiber isn't a direct competitor most markets, I think it has somehow made other providers 15mb (or whatever) download speeds some puny compared with 1gbps google offers and feel they have to catch up, at least a little. I don't see why else this could be. It's not like QWEST is providing any incentive

RWSI

join:2012-11-27
Albuquerque, NM

Re: Google fiber the reason?

I thought Qwest went and now operated by CenturyLink. CenturyLink will eventually sell out or close due to massive Plain Ol Telephone service losses.
Eek2121

join:2002-10-12
Newton, NJ
Reviews:
·FreedomPop

Re: Google fiber the reason?

Actually, CenturyLink is upgrading. At least here in NJ. They are rolling out Bonded DSL. 25 megs down, 2 megs up. While that's not 150/20, it's certainly much faster than 3-10 megs down, less than a meg up.
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ezuniga

join:2013-01-30
Cable companies have had the capability for a while to give much higher speeds with Docsis 3.0. Whatever motivates them to raise speeds is ok with me.

zr

@cox.net

Cox sucks in Louisiana

Horrible customer service reps, rude and incompetent field techs, shoddy service, no competition, the list goes on. How many years will go by before NOLA sees these speeds?

lino

@cox.net

Re: Cox sucks in Louisiana

Already seeing these speeds in New Orleans (French Quarter and Lakeview)

Both accounts have preferred and are seeing ~27/~5.8 on speedtest.net

This is great, but I would still rather an LUS type situation down here (in my dreams).

Bill Neilson
Premium
join:2009-07-08
Arlington, VA
I am with you. I have UVerse and am happy but seeing people with 50+ makes me jealous.

With Cox and UVerse at the helm here, I doubt we see much upgrades in the future
majortom1029

join:2006-10-19
Lindenhurst, NY
kudos:1

wow

Tom ruteledge is wasting no time. Seems like he is slowly making cox like cablevision.
m8trix

join:2003-12-24
Phoenix, AZ
kudos:4
Reviews:
·Cox HSI

Re: wow

think you mean charter not cox

Mr. Thomas M. Rutledge, Tom, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Charter Communications Inc. since February 13, 2012. Mr. Rutledge served as the Chief Operating Officer of Cablevision Systems Corp., at AMC Networks Inc. from April 26, 2004 to December 2011
funny

join:2010-12-22

6 strikes

cant wait for all this speed to be never used and cause these isps massive layoffs.

djrobx
Premium
join:2000-05-31
Valencia, CA
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·VOIPO

Re: 6 strikes

said by funny:

cant wait for all this speed to be never used and cause these isps massive layoffs.

Thing is the cable companies needed to roll out DOCSIS 3 in order to be competitive with even U-verse's 24mbps speeds.

Now that it's deployed, there's no good reason for them to not use it to its potential. It doesn't cost them a lot more to open it up, and it might entice some people to pay more for the higher tiers.

At least Cox's pricing makes sense. TWC wants a LOT more for 50/5 vs. 30/5.

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silbaco
Premium
join:2009-08-03
USA
You going to cancel your internet completely because you can't torrent? I doubt it.
sparks

join:2001-07-08
Little Rock, AR

AT&T will do what they always do

AT&T will have no choice but to bribe more politicians and raise rates.
That will even the playing field.

After reading about the 25/2 bonded that some dsl people were talking about they can't even get that with uwish
yyzlhr

join:2012-09-03
Scarborough, ON
kudos:2

50 up?!?

Wow 50 up on DOCSIS?? I don't think any other Cable operator in North America offers that kind of upstream. Wonder if cox will be able to consistently deliver on those speeds.
34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON

Re: 50 up?!?

It's only 20. But Comcast/Cox are still doing better than Rogers/Shaw are.

Gest

@optonline.net
50 up is probly using there fiber to business. I remember reading that was there top tierd cable sevice even though its fiber.
tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
Brooklyn, NY

WTH!!

Verizon raises rates for the 50mbit tier and ALL the cable companies seem to be falling in lock-step with price hikes too!! DAMN IT!!

chip89

join:2012-07-05
Independence, OH

Speeds

My speeds have been uped to 24 Mbps.

jtl999
CEO of Team Classified

join:2012-11-24
In the GVRD
kudos:4

Cox

Don't forgot the DPI so they can injection stuff into their pages. Good thing I live in western Canada.

KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
Premium
join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK

Nothing in Oklahoma. Just checked Cox's site.

Will keep an eye on it.
davidhoffman
Premium
join:2009-11-19
Warner Robins, GA
kudos:1

1 edit

Cox's Speed increases during Feb 2013 in GA

I went to Cox's website for Warner Robins, GA.

The Ultimate selection has no up to speed listed.

There are listings for:
Starter......(1Mbps D/384Kbps U)
Essential...(3mbps D/768Kbps U)
Preferred...(18Mbps D/2Mbps U & 22.5Mbps DPB/2.5Mbps UPB)
Premier.....(36Mbps D/5Mbps U & 45Mbps DPB/6Mbps UPB)

The Ultimate selection has no up to speed listed.

linicx
Caveat Emptor
Premium
join:2002-12-03
United State

You are lucky

Where I live offers 10/.500 to 10/4 with digital phone for $70 to $150 depending upon whether one chooses for phone or cable. Neither is very good.
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Fallen_Anjel

join:2011-04-07
Rocky Point, NY

Optimum Hauppague NY

I pay $70 for Boost Plus, $55 for basic and $15 for Boost Plus which brings my speed up to 50/8. I get 60 straight out of the modem and about 40-50 on my laptop with the router in the next room (WNDR3400)

ikyuaoki

join:2011-04-12
Wichita, KS
Reviews:
·Cox HSI

premiere

looks like i am getting another boost speeds to 50/10 over dual cable modems that's good. that would cost me is 136 dollars per month.

then, if they don't raise the cap for increase the speed, I still getting around 500GB/cap a month over dual premier tiers that would not be issue for me.
jincuteguy

join:2003-10-12
San Diego, CA

Re: premiere

So does this mean they will increase speed for the rest of the markets? Or just AZ and Vegas