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Cox Starts Doubling Speeds Market by Market
by Karl Bode 12:29PM Wednesday Jul 16 2014
Back in May Cox Communications tried to jump on the 1 Gbps excitement bandwagon by announcing they would offer 1 Gbps service to all users -- in a few years or more. As part of that announcement Cox announced something more immediate: a bump in Preferred & Premier tier speeds to 50Mbs & 100Mbs respectively, starting in July. Arizona users appear to be the first in line for the speed increases, with the whole state upgraded by the end of July. Cox is murky on details beyond Arizona, though you can track the deployment progress via this thread in our Cox forums.

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jlivingood
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It's measurable

All these speed upgrades that ISPs are doing seems to be having a measurable effect. According to Google M-Labs, end user speeds in the U.S. have more than doubled since January 1st...

See »www.google.com/publicdata/explor···nd=false
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davidc502

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Re: It's measurable

said by jlivingood:

All these speed upgrades that ISPs are doing seems to be having a measurable effect. According to Google M-Labs, end user speeds in the U.S. have more than doubled since January 1st...

I applaud increases in speeds as this will better everyone's experience.

Having said that...... It shouldn't be up to the government or private firms to have to point out to ISP's that we are one of the worst in the world when it comes to price, choice, and speed.

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existenz

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This is another good indicator of progress with ISPs...

»explorer.netindex.com/maps?count···ity=158#

Liquid50

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said by jlivingood:

All these speed upgrades that ISPs are doing seems to be having a measurable effect. According to Google M-Labs, end user speeds in the U.S. have more than doubled since January 1st...

See »www.google.com/publicdata/explor···nd=false

Not mine yet for comcast SE Pennsylvania. Oh wait i have internet only so im still stuck on 25 down. Hopefully they do internet only bc i have no interest in tv at all.

SlowFITL

join:2012-02-01
Mobile, AL

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Good for everybody

Except those of us stuck with DSL from the telcos. The telcos suck!

karpodiem
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Detroit, MI

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Re: Good for everybody

Telcos are state sponsored monopolies - we'll let get away with anything if you hand over all your customer data to the NSA.
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said by SlowFITL:

Except those of us stuck with DSL from the telcos. The telcos suck!

Unless they deploy fiber to the home, but that like next to never happens. So yes they do suck. I had to watch as a new housing was being built right in view of were I lived and they were getting fiber to the home from century link.

Now the town is getting 1Gbs fiber from RST fiber, to bad I don't live there anymore.

Does anyone else have a I moved out right before the area got 1Gb's fiber story?

Philmatic
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Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara has been at 100mbps for months

Should I expect a bump to 200mbps?



maartena
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Orange, CA
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Re: Santa Barbara has been at 100mbps for months

said by Philmatic:

Should I expect a bump to 200mbps?

You are probably a market used for testing.... did you pay for 50 Mbps, is that your agreed to plan? Or is there a dedicated 100 Mbps plan already? Maybe you will, keep checking
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odog
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Atlanta, GA
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If your ultimate speed was at 100Mbps you'll go to 150Mbps.

dvd536
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Re: Santa Barbara has been at 100mbps for months

is this a config file cap or did they just boost how fast powerboost can go?
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CodyF

join:2014-07-16
Mesa, AZ
Probably not. Phoenix has had a 150mbps tier for a year now but it's not moving. Just the 25 and 50 tiers are getting bumped to 50 and 100 respectively.

novaflare
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Barberton, OH

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Something I noticed it seems like any one with 50mbps or great that they pay for on a tier are consistently well above their rated speed while those say 25 or less tend to be consistently under rated speed.

dvd536
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no. this is only for preferred and premiere. ultimate isnt moving.
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chatter

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USA

Re: Santa Barbara has been at 100mbps for months

Ultimate will increase to 150 Mbps in areas where it is only 100 Mbps (such as SOCAL).
amungus
Premium
join:2004-11-26
America

can't wait!

Last I heard in the forum - "BTW it should be a bit sooner than November." - »Re: [AZ] Speed Increase July Rollout Date for Preferred/Premier

Here's to hoping it hits before too much longer in my area!

n2jtx

join:2001-01-13
Glen Head, NY

Optimum Online

There was a time when Optimum Online from Cablevision was the fastest thing around. Now I pay $59.95/month for 18/5 service I could pay $5 for Boost but that only goes to 50Mbs.

What is Cox's basic tier?
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dvd536
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Re: Optimum Online

3mbps / 256kbps

OCISLAST

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Market By Market...

So OC will see it week after never.

Popeye

join:2014-05-29
USA

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Speed increase is window Dressing

Folks on the surface getting the speed increase might be great, but without a cap increase to go along with it then it is nothing but window dressing.
Needleinthha

join:2009-11-30

Re: Speed increase is window Dressing

said by Popeye:

Folks on the surface getting the speed increase might be great, but without a cap increase to go along with it then it is nothing but window dressing.

Cox doesn't enforce caps, people go way over every month and they dont do anything....so go crap on somebody else's thread

dvd536
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Re: Speed increase is window Dressing

if they're affecting others, they get a nastygram email then get disconnected.
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Popeye

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USA

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Cox users all get nasty grams when they hit their cap limit. I was one of them. And now that they are offering faster speeds people will hit their cap much sooner. And if you believe they never will enforce the caps then I have ocean side property in Nevada to sell you. Comcast is going in that direction and the others will follow.
nonymous
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Glendale, AZ

Re: Speed increase is window Dressing

I use around the cap each month. But the faster speeds will not put me over as will not watch more netflix amazon prime.or.download more.
Just say if someoneisdownloading.during an hd movie.it.will be quicker,
ajwees41
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Omaha, NE
how often did you hit the cap?
brad152

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I sure got mine disconnected in Phoenix last year for it. They wanted me to move to a "business" plan for using 400gb/mo for three months in a row.

I was paying them $180/mo for cable and internet, i'm pretty sure they loved it when CenturyLink and Dish got my business. my 40/5 DSL is great and not one word about going over 250GB

dvd536
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yeah all that speed goes largely unused. now UPLOAD, that can be fully used but that isn't moving.
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rradina

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Chesterfield, MO

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More speed?

How about bigger caps? It doesn't do much good to have really fast speeds if the ISP doesn't allow you to transfer a TB every month. 150GB or 250GB is way too low. 500GB would be a start but 1TB would be ideal.

dvd536
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Re: More speed?

caps are all about protecting legacy video[cable tv] revenues. they will rarely move.
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cable-co phenomenon+observation.

I don't see TELCOS (AHEM, VERIZON, ATT) chomping at the bit to double speeds as a FREE upgrade (not an intro, temporary limited)..


»www.speedtest.net/my-result/3629467160
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adowns

join:2002-11-23
Derby, KS

I'm seeing the bump in Kansas

I am on their 50Mbps package and after doing a speed test I'm pulling about 120-127Mbps down... That's a nice gift to wake up too! Now it's time to wait for them to do a "Price Increase" since they gave us more speed.
ajwees41
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Omaha, NE

Re: I'm seeing the bump in Kansas

said by adowns:

I am on their 50Mbps package and after doing a speed test I'm pulling about 120-127Mbps down... That's a nice gift to wake up too! Now it's time to wait for them to do a "Price Increase" since they gave us more speed.

what are your current prices? Omaha's prices were just increased.

jchambers28

join:2007-05-12
Alma, AR

Re: I'm seeing the bump in Kansas

they said there was no price increase for the rest of the year.

jchambers28

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Alma, AR
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got mine today

Mine went threw today.
chatter

join:2002-05-18
USA

Re: got mine today

Here is the latest speed increase schedule. Of course, it is subject to change.

Omaha 7/10/2014;
Sun Valley 7/10/2014
Kansas/Arkansas 7/1712014
Arizona 7/21/2014
Las Vegas 7/29/2014
Oklahoma City 8/15/2014
Tulsa 8/15/2014
Hampton Roads 9/3/2014
Roanoke 9/3/2014
Northern Virginia 9/10/2014
New Orleans 9/23/2014
Greater Louisiana 9/24/2014
Gainesville/Ocala 9/25/2014
Gulf Coast 9/25/2014
Middle Georgia 9/25/2014
Cleveland 10/14/2014
Connecticut 10/14/2014
Rhode Island 10/14/2014
San Diego 10/21/2014
Santa Barbara 10/21/2014
Orange County 10/28/2014
Palos Verdes 10/28/2014

Enjoy!