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Old 06-30-2012, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by LoveAlbuquerque View Post
Cox' highest speed is 20 Mbps in their offer. See attached files for all of the options that they offer for my new apartment building. I don't see a speed anywhere close to 50 Mbps. Did I miss anything?
When I clickety-click through Cox's "bundle it yerself" pages, I end up with $150-ish/month for "Cox Advanced TV" + "Cox Preferred Internet" (15Mbps) + "Cox Telephone Premier" (local and long distance).

That's post-bogus-discount-period pricing but doesn't include undoubtedly-significant fees and taxes and this and that.

Right now we use some sort of TV (probably MUCH more TV than we use/need) and Preferred Internet and pay a post-fee-post-everything price of $120-ish/month. We get phone service - local and long distance - from Verizon/ATT and probably should switch that to COX as well since the price sum of what we get from Cox and Verizon/ATT is undoubtedly greater than the sum if we got it all from Cox.

We have simultaneously streamed HD video to three separate devices (two TVs and a computer) without noticeable anything (actually, we regularly do this) and we aren't even close to the monthly data limit cap (of something like 200Gbytes or something).

Running Speedtest on our connection while it is quiet gives results that are heavily biased by Cox's Whatever-They-Call-It speed booster that gives an apparent speed increase for the first N megabytes of a streamed data download (it is my humble opinion that Cox simply began marketing a side-effect of the way they handle data as if it were a planned product...) -the results we get approach 30Mbps when bounced off a local server.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:57 PM
Location: Aldie, VA
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Originally Posted by LoveAlbuquerque View Post
Why do some people say they've got 50 mbps speed with Cox? The Gold Bundle Cox offers is only 25 mbps. https://secure.cox.com/Service/Store...opint-btn2_nva

Did I miss anything?
When I go here:

Ultimate Internet Overview, High Speed Wideband Internet serving Northern Virginia | Cox Communications

It shows 50Mbps down.

This is strictly internet, so I don't know if they don't offer it in a bundle.
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