Cox is a much better choice when pitted against CenturyLink’s DSL service. But if you can get fiber services from AT&T, Verizon Fios, or CenturyLink, it’s probably a better option than Cox.
Cox vs. Verizon Fios: If you live on the East Coast, Verizon Fios fiber internet is cheaper than Cox, and you won’t have to sign a contract to get that lower price. It also has some of the best customer service in the industry.
Cox vs. AT&T: If you want a gig of speed or more, AT&T is the way to go. At lower speeds, Cox comes seems like it’s a bit cheaper, but you’ll have to pay for equipment, which could bring you back up to AT&T’s price—but at a lower speed.
Cox vs. CenturyLink: Which is better usually comes down to technology. CenturyLink has great fiber service, so if that’s available to you it’s a clear winner. But if all you can get is CenturyLink DSL, Cox will likely be both faster and cheaper.
Cox internet is available in 19 states, which is more than most cable internet providers, but much less than cable giants Xfinity and Spectrum. In some states, Cox is available in only a small region or a single city, which means some of its states barely count in our book.
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