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Cox to offer gigabit broadband service by the end of the year

By Himanshu Arora ยท 6 replies
May 1, 2014
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  1. Following Google and AT&T, Cox Communications has now announced plans to provide 1-Gigabit-per-second fiber-based broadband service by the end of the year. Cox CEO Pat Esser made the announcement during an interview yesterday with Bloomberg TV at the NCTA's Cable...

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  2. RzmmDX

    RzmmDX TS Guru Posts: 313   +67

    That speed is worthless with the data caps.
  3. Greg S

    Greg S TS Evangelist Posts: 1,607   +443

    1Gbps speeds.... 250gb data cap. So that's good for what exactly?
  4. BlueDrake

    BlueDrake TS Evangelist Posts: 378   +113

    At least the US is trying to push such speeds, after Google took the first step in this. I'm kinda depressed with the whole 15Mbps, which is a semi-fiber service here in Canada. Want any faster down speeds, might as well go copper. There's been no push, to bring speeds up in outlying areas. Even if it's neighbouring larger places, they see no real point in the investment.
  5. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,842   +193

    Yeah the caps too much that's why I drop speed down some might go even more if they rise the price without telling me again. I'll get on that phone. I use to have COX New England prices were great but after a few years it shot-up fast. Service was even greater. I had to have bucket truck do some pole re-wiring drops and the house too had old RG59. Everything was replaced. I think in the end they get you with the cost.

    All this high speed comes at cost and it might be $70 now but later down the endless price hikes they're socket to you! Comcast New England and now here in the South they're worst in price and service. I know the top speed of 200 down cost $199 a month that's a lot of money the cap I was told was 350GB but then they said it was dropped. I had the 105 down that was $99 a month.

    Gig down prices will be expensive don't let them fool you at these companies.. $70 a month times 12 months plus the extra fees it will be a lot per year.
  6. Solitaire888

    Solitaire888 TS Rookie

    About 4 mins 10 seconds? :)
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,208   +4,877

    Don't you mean 33.3 minutes? Is that not 1Gbits per second and 250GBytes data cap? Meaning 250GBytes divided by 1Gbit (0.125GBytes) per second.

    You guys are looking at this all wrong! Pick the data plan you want without having the speed throttled. Learn to govern your own data to match the plan you paid for. If you have to rely on a limited connection to stay within a data cap, you are irresponsible.
    BlueDrake likes this.

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