said by smokozuna:
thank you everyone for the replies. i was under the assumption that the new modems with channel bonding only applied to the higher tiers available from Cox, i do not believe they would do anything to improve the Preferred service that i am currently subscribed to.
It will give you more stability as far as steady speed. We have 8 down and 2 up stream channels available. Also look at how big our population is. So congestion could be a common occurrence. More channels available on any speed tier would be beneficial.