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Holy Cox.net! 50 Mbps / 5 Mbps

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Well, I just got into my new place. Qwest.net didn't have adequate service in my area for my needs so I switched back to Cox Communications.

Glad I did... sorry if you don't have crazy fast internet and if this post is like salt in your wounds... I just wanted to share it for anyone thinking of getting Cox 50/5 Extreme, it's SICK and as advertised. :headbang:

Goodbye Qwest.net

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Download Connection is:: 35190 Kbps about 35.2 Mbps (tested with 51195 kB)

Download Speed is:: 4296 kB/s or 4.3 MB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Dallas, TX USA)

Test Time:: 2010-10-08 23:31:14 GMT

Bottom Line:: 614X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 0.24 sec

Tested from a 51195 kB file and took 11.918 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: Running at 1077% of hosts average (Qwest.net)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/db/A3INH15MG

User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:1.9.2.10) Gecko/20100914 Firefox/3.6.10 [!]

:::.. Upload Stats ..:::

Upload Connection is:: 7277 Kbps about 7.3 Mbps (tested with 17950 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 888 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Dallas, TX USA)

Test Time:: 2010-10-08 23:30:45 GMT

Bottom Line:: 127X faster than 56K 1MB Upload in 1.15 sec

Tested from a 17950 kB file and took 20.207 seconds to complete

Upload Diagnosis:: Running at 919% of hosts average (Qwest.net)

U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/db/0ENG6R7UC

User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:1.9.2.10) Gecko/20100914 Firefox/3.6.10 [!]

Hello Cox.net

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Download Connection is:: 56008 Kbps about 56 Mbps (tested with 51195 kB)

Download Speed is:: 6837 kB/s or 6.8 MB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Dallas, TX USA)

Test Time:: 2010-10-09 21:08:37 GMT

Bottom Line:: 977X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 0.15 sec

Tested from a 51195 kB file and took 7.488 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: Running at 641% of hosts average (Cox.net)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/db/E7LZCAPSG

User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:1.9.2.10) Gecko/20100914 Firefox/3.6.10 [!]

:::.. Upload Stats ..:::

Upload Connection is:: 5059 Kbps about 5.1 Mbps (tested with 17950 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 618 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Dallas, TX USA)

Test Time:: 2010-10-09 21:10:30 GMT

Bottom Line:: 88X faster than 56K 1MB Upload in 1.66 sec

Tested from a 17950 kB file and took 29.066 seconds to complete

Upload Diagnosis:: Running at 424% of hosts average (Cox.net)

U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/db/08HRIX7MV

User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:1.9.2.10) Gecko/20100914 Firefox/3.6.10 [!]

Less on the upload... but that's fine.

CABLE > DSL

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well?? what's it cost ya??

$89.95 per month. Right now it's $29.95 for the first three months ($19.95 for three months if you bundle with phone). One downside to this package is that Cox forces you to get a professional install. They were very adimate about that. They want to make sure the signal levels are just right apparently. So that added $49.95. I got a Motorola Surfboard 6120 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem for $100 from best buy.

Nice , must be a breeze to get certain things done.

It definitely doesn't hurt any :laughing7:

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must be nice having choices! Our provider has the monopoly on the net here so we have to stay with them. The only plus is that it is cheap. 99.99 for cable net and phone.

Damn monopolies!

The cable market in Phoenix hasn't seen prices that low since about 2002... but then again your speeds look like Cox's speeds back in 2002. So at least Bevcomm's price point seems right on the money. Be thankful that your not in such a remote location to where you'd have to get dreaded satellite. <_< -- those poor guys :(

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$89.95 per month. Right now it's $29.95 for the first three months ($19.95 for three months if you bundle with phone). One downside to this package is that Cox forces you to get a professional install. They were very adimate about that. They want to make sure the signal levels are just right apparently. So that added $49.95. I got a Motorola Surfboard 6120 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem for $100 from best buy.

It definitely doesn't hurt any :laughing7:

I also just moved to Phoenix, AZ and was in Cox store today. I ordered the same modem from Newegg and I will likely get their Premium internet connection with d/l speed of 25 Mbps. Can I expect a similar speed? Cox has a holiday discount of $29 /mo for 6 mos then increase to $60. Opinions will be appreciated.

gychnag

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I also just moved to Phoenix, AZ and was in Cox store today. I ordered the same modem from Newegg and I will likely get their Premium internet connection with d/l speed of 25 Mbps. Can I expect a similar speed? Cox has a holiday discount of $29 /mo for 6 mos then increase to $60. Opinions will be appreciated.

gychnag

I don't see why not. I worked for Cox Communications in Phoenix for 5 years, I have a huge respect for how they run things. I've seen the inner workings first hand and they don't mess around. Immaculate datacenters, not a wire out of place...

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And the cool thing about Cox is that there are no contracts, so if you decide that 50Mbps is too much for you all you do is tell them to drop it down. Great customer service. Pretty much the only reason I ever hear people complain about Cox is because they didn't pay their bill... or they still have Cox's equipment. ... Uh, sorry... if you keep their $600 HD-DVR converter... they're gunna charge you, DUH! haha

You'll be happy with them. Everyone in Phoenix knows that they can't be beat ;)

- CA3LE

.... Oh yeah, make sure you come back and post your speed here once you get all setup.

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:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Download Connection is:: 51200 Kbps about 51.2 Mbps (tested with 200 MB)

Download Speed is:: 6250 kB/s or 6.3 MB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Dallas, TX USA)

Test Time:: 2010-12-21 21:04:08 GMT -7

Bottom Line:: 893X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 0.16 sec

Tested from a 200 MB file and took 32.769 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: Running at 402% of hosts average (Cox.net)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/db/3QJVKP2HZ

User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_5; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/8.0.552.231 Safari/534.10 [!]

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