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Cox Makes Speed Upgrades Official, Offers Free Cloud Storage
by Karl Bode 02:02PM Tuesday Oct 22 2013
We've already discussed how Cox Communications has been quietly upgrading the speed tiers available to their customers around the country, most recently in Louisiana and Connecticut. Users in upgraded markets say Cox is now offering the following options: "Starter" at 1 Mbps down, 384 kbps up; "Essential" at 5 Mbps down, 1 Mbps up; "Preferred" at 25 Mbps down, 5 Mbps up; "Premier" at 50 Mbps down, 10 Mbps up; and "Ultimate" at 150 Mbps down, 20 Mbps up.

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This week Cox officially announced they've brought speed upgrades to Virginia, though they're slightly different from what we've seen in other markets (click to enlarge the Cox-provided graphic to the left).

Cox said that mid-October most Cox Virginia users saw their Essential tiers bumped from 3Mbps/768 kbps to 5 Mbps/1 Mbps. Preferred customers were bumped from 25/2 Mbps to 25/5 Mbps. Premiere customers went from 30/6 Mbps to 50/10 Mbps, while Premiere Plus users went from 60/12 Mbps to 75/15 Mbps.

Cox's graphic suggests that many Ultimate users in Virginia appear "stuck" at 100/20 Mbps for now.

Prices vary by market competition (or the lack thereof). Cox notes users are also receiving free cloud storage. Essential users see 1 GB of cloud storage, Preferred customers see 5 GB of cloud storage, and all the higher tiers get 50 GB of cloud storage.

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dudeman456

join:2005-04-29
New York, NY

Cablevision

Cablevision has already apparently been working on improving their existing speed upgrades, likely to complete with Comcast. I have demonstrated this in the forums.
bookertdub

join:2012-10-08
San Diego, CA

Re: Cablevision

Cablevision & Comcast don't compete with each other. Cablevision is more than likely doing this in areas where they compete with Verizon Fios.
dudeman456

join:2005-04-29
New York, NY

Re: Cablevision

The only company doing the same sorts of speeds near by is Comcast. I am getting 180Mbps down, and 35Mbps up, which happen to be the new Comcast speeds. Comcast currently doesn't offer service in New York City. Verizon made an enemy of the upcoming NYC mayor so that might be more the case.

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

Yay, Orange County just got lapped by VA

OC hasn't got the first round of upgrades and VA is already getting a second. Awesome!
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Simba7
I Void Warranties

join:2003-03-24
Billings, MT

1 edit

I already have "cloud" storage..

It's a 8x2TB, 8x1.5TB, 12x640GB drive array in my house.

That's not including off-site storage.
amungus
Premium
join:2004-11-26
America

prices have also increased ~$10

The "preferred" at 25Mbps is also now $10 more per month (KS, at least). Was around $55, now ~$65.

Probitas

@teksavvy.com

3mb/s upload increase for $10 dollars more?

Apparently a rising tide doesn't just float all boats, it makes them all more expensive to pilot.

dvd536
as Mr. Pink as they come
Premium
join:2001-04-27
Phoenix, AZ
kudos:4

Rate hikes

Have also been made official on bills!
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