Ookla® Ranks Cox Fastest in U.S. Internet Download Speeds

Press release from Cox Communications

ATLANTA, Ga. –  Cox Communications today announced that its high-speed internet service has been recognized by Ookla® Speedtest® (speedtest.net), the global leader in network intelligence and connectivity insights, as offering America’s fastest internet download speeds in the second quarter 2022. According to consumer-initiated tests taken with Ookla Speedtest, Cox internet service led among U.S. internet service providers with median download speeds of 196.73 Mbps.

“Ookla has been the standard for internet testing for decades, so their recognition is meaningful to Cox and to our customers,” said Cox Communications Central Florida  Market Vice President Aimee Pfannenstiel. “We continue to enhance our network performance through ongoing technology investment to deliver the speeds our customers need to have the best in-home speed experience today, and in the future.”

During the past year, Cox has raised speeds for the majority of its customers, including increasing its Preferred tier download speed by nearly 70 percent to 250 Mbps, doubling the download speed on affordability tiers like Connect2Compete and ConnectAssist, and bringing existing Cox Essential tier customers’ download speeds up to 150 Mbps. Cox also introduced 2 gigabit symmetrical speeds in several neighborhoods. In the last 10 years, Cox has invested more than $19 billion in network and product upgrades to deliver some of the most powerful high-speed internet, TV, phone, and home security and automation services, as well as a growing suite of business offerings such as its cloud and edge services.  The company will make a multibillion-dollar annual infrastructure investment over the next several years to build a 10-Gigabit capable, fiber-based network that will power the next generation of internet users.

Cox customers seeking to measure their in-home internet speed should download the Ookla Speedtest app for their desktops and mobile devices. Ookla Speedtest can also be run from a web browser at www.speedtest.net.

Getting the most accurate test of internet speeds

Internet speed test results can vary based on several factors such as the devices themselves, the location of the equipment and sharing connections. Most individual devices like smart phones, tablets, and laptops aren’t capable of supporting super-fast speeds. The age and capabilities of the modem or router from which the test is run can also impact result. Newer model modems can better leverage available network capacity. Device network interface is also important. For speed tiers above 100 Mbps, your router, modem, or hardwired device must have a 1 Gbps Ethernet Port. The amount of people sharing the connection also impacts speeds, but it’s important to remember that most households can run multiple devices at one time seamlessly with 250 Mbps download speeds, where people spend a majority of their time.

Based on analysis by Ookla®️ of Speedtest Intelligence®️ data for median fixed download speeds in United States for Q2 2022. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.”

  • For the price they charge they should be the fastest.
    I will be glad when Verzion gets their home internet coverage to include hills of Santa Fe

  • Most people don’t need more than 25 to 50 Mbps. But we all know the famous P T Barnum saying…

      • I am a tech professional educated at UF (and am hardly a ‘boomer’). Streaming video (like streaming TV) uses about 5 Mbps. With 25 Mbps, you could have 4 or 5 HDTVs all streaming at the same time. If anyone has any tech questions for someone knowledgeable like myself, fire away…. Cox will straight-up lie to you and insist that you NEEEEED 100 Mbps or even more, but it is ~COMPLETE BS~.

  • A bit more fodder for a COX Price Increase! They do a great job of tooting their own horn. They preach to a captive audience.
    Maybe their Sales Professionals should go out and sell time to other businesses and that would generate more capital.
    Rest assured that their system will go down the next time it rains. Oh It Is A Node Problem nd we are working on it,

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