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Being a cord cutter means cutting a certain kind of cord: your cable or satellite cord, to be exact. Legacy pay TV services are simply too expensive and offer too little in the way of features to please a modern and cost-conscious audience. But this doesn't mean that cord cutters are running around snipping every cord they can. In fact, the best cord cutting solutions require you to keep at least one very important cord: the one that connects your home entertainment to the internet. Choosing the right internet service provider (ISP) is very important indeed, which is why we're here to talk about Cox right now. What kind of internet speeds can you get from Cox? How much does Cox internet cost? Will you have to sign a contract with Cox, and what sort of cancellation policy does Cox internet have? You've got questions, we've got answers: here's our complete guide to Cox internet-only plans.

Cox Internet Speeds and Features

Savvy cord cutters know that they need internet speeds of a certain level if they're going to enjoy live and on-demand video streaming, especially on multiple devices. That's why we've covered internet speeds here on before (for a refresher, be sure to check out our piece on internet speeds for Netflix, live TV streaming, and more).

What sort of internet speeds does Cox offer? The selection is decent. Have a look!

  • Internet Starter – 5 or 10 Mbps
  • Internet Essential – 15 Mbps
  • Internet Preferred – 50 Mbps
  • Internet Premier – 150 Mbps
  • Internet Ultimate – 300 Mbps

That's a pretty wide range of speeds. Remember, some of those slower speeds are insufficient for streaming live or on-demand video through a service like Netflix or Sling TV, so make sure that you invest in internet that's fast enough!

It's also important to note that, like all ISPs, Cox's plan availability varies by location. You may have different options for internet speeds depending on where you live.

Cox Availability: Can I Get Cox?

Want to get Cox internet? Well, you might be able to — assuming, of course, that you're in an area that Cox serves!

Cox's service area covers specific areas and regions within these states: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Cox also has customers in small parts of neighboring states: for instance, its coverage of Omaha, Nebraska has given it some customers in neighboring parts of Iowa. For that reason, it's helpful to check out Cox's list of specific service areas, which you can find on Cox's website here.

Cox Plans and Pricing: How Much Does Cox Cost?

Cox is available only in select areas, but it offers folks in those areas internet that can be as fast as 300 Mbps. That's plenty fast for streaming live and on-demand TV, but cutting the cord is supposed to save you money, so we have something else to look at: Cox's prices!

  • Cox Internet Starter 10 (10 Mbps) – $29.99 per month for the first 12 months, then $42.99 per month
  • Cox Internet Essential 30 (30 Mbps) – $39.99 per month for the first 12 months, then $63.99 per month
  • Cox Internet Preferred 100 (100 Mbps) – $59.99 per month for the first 12 months, then $84.99 per month

Click here to check out those offers.

Again, it's important to remember that location matters when you deal with ISPs: these prices may look different for you depending on where you are, and you may have the option to get internet packages that have different speeds, such as the speeds that we covered in the prior internet speed section that don't show up here. To find out what options you have, click on that link to Cox's offers and have a look.

Cox's internet deals include discounts on the first 12 months of service when you sign up for a one-year contract agreement — which brings us to our next section.

Deals on Cox

Everyone wants fast internet, but nobody likes paying big bucks for what has become an essential utility. The best way to save money on internet service is to sign up for a one-year agreement with one of the big ISPs, most of which offer discounts in exchange for that kind of commitment. Cox, as it turns out, is no exception:

Again, those offers may be available in some areas but not others. You'll have to click the links to find out!

Cox Contracts

Like most internet service providers, Cox wants you to sign an agreement. Signing a contract with Cox will give you a discounted rate on your internet (usually for the first 12 months), but it will also put some conditions on your relationship with Cox that you'll want to be aware of.

You should read your Cox contract carefully, of course. It will outline things like equipment surcharges and late payment penalties. It will also explain the Cox cancellation policy, which may include an early termination fee.

Cox Cancellation Policy

When you cancel Cox, you'll pay a pro-rated rate for the portion of the payment period that passes until Cox completely processes your return. You'll also, of course, have to return any and all equipment that you may be renting from Cox. Failing to do so will lead to more charges, so get on that!

If you cancel Cox while still under the period governed by your initial contract, Cox will likely charge you a cancellation fee. Cox's website is vague on this issue, but reports online indicate that Cox cancellation fees can reach as high as $240.

About Cox

Cox is one of the internet service providers that cord cutters can use to get the streaming video they crave. Is it the right option for you? That all depends on where you are and what you're willing to pay for internet. For more information, be sure to check out our guides to Cox's competitors and our reviews of ISPs.