Cox Communications has announced it is doubling the download speeds for the majority of its high-speed internet customers. Previously, Cox announced that gigabit speeds, marketed as the company’s G1GABLAST service plan, is now available to 100 percent of its customers in its Central Florida service area.
“Cox is committed to delivering gigabit services to all homes in our service areas and we also remain committed to increasing speed and value for all Cox internet plans,” said Kevin Monroe, vice president of Cox’s Central Florida market. “Speed increases are one of many ways we continually add value for our customers. Today, the majority of Cox customers in Central Florida are enjoying speeds twice as fast, at no additional charge. Few providers have committed to 100 percent availability of residential gig services across their footprints, but that’s exactly what Cox is doing.”
This month, Cox doubled the download speed for three of its service plans: Starter, Essential and Preferred. The new download speed for Preferred, the company’s most popular tier of service, is now up to 100 Mbps. The Starter and Essential plans are geared for lighter users with one to five devices connected to the home network. The new download speed for Cox Starter is now up to 10 Mbps and Essential is now up to 30 Mbps. The speed increases are automatically effective for all Cox High Speed Internet customers with those service plans in Central Florida.
In addition to Starter, Essential, Preferred and G1GABLAST, Cox still offers its 300 Mbps Ultimate internet plan.
Faster speeds have been made possible by continual investments in Cox’s network coupled with the deployment of new technology and infrastructure. Cox continues to expand the availability of G1GABLAST with the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1 technology, which allows for a faster pace of upgrades without physically digging up and replacing most network infrastructure. With the average home expected to have more than 50 Internet connected devices by 2020, Cox is staying ahead of meeting customers’ growing demands by rapidly expanding residential gigabit speeds.
“Cox’s investment in infrastructure is paving the way for smart homes, smart businesses and smart cities that are more connected than ever before,” Monroe said.
To continue to lead the broadband market and enable future growth, the company is investing $10 billion in its infrastructure over the next five years, with a focus on enhancing the customers’ experience inside and outside of the home. Cox is also improving the in-home WiFi experience through the Panoramic WiFi commitment, ensuring wireless internet service is “wall-to-wall” fast throughout every part of a customers’ homes.