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post #1 of 8 Old 09-26-2017, 10:57 AM - Thread Starter
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I Hate COX internet....

Got this email today



Dear Frederick,

We are writing to inform you of an upcoming change to Cox High Speed Internet service in your area related to data usage.

Your Cox High Speed Internet service currently includes a data plan of 1 TB (1,024 GB) (used to be 2TB). Beginning 10/05/2017, if you exceed your monthly data plan, you will automatically be charged for additional blocks of data at a rate of $10 per 50 gigabytes (GB), as needed.

To help you get accustomed to this change, you will be provided a grace period for your first two billing cycles after the effective date. You will not be charged if you exceed your data plan during this grace period.


What does this mean for you?


Your recent data usage history shown above, indicates you may be likely to exceed your Cox High Speed Internet data plan of 1 TB per month. We will attempt to notify you via email and browser alert when you have used 85% and 100% of your monthly data plan. You can avoid these overage charges by purchasing an additional or unlimited data plan. Visit www.cox.com/dataplans.

To learn more about your data usage and opt-in for text message alerts, visit cox.com/datausage. You can also view your data usage by downloading the Cox Connect mobile app.

Thank you for continuing to choose Cox as your Internet provider.


I already pay $100 for ultimate only internet. just checked, to add the unlimited extra its now $50, so my bill for only internet will be $150!!!!!

no real alternative here in north county san diego. only thing else is ATT with a MAX of 50 and still 1tb data cap!

2000 watts of power and climbing

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This is exactly why we decided to stay with Windstream, no caps.
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To be expected. Comcast started rolling this out a long time ago. The cell phone model for selling Internet access. Amazes me that people ever thought that streaming would be a cheaper alternative for cutting the cord.

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I stream all day, every day, and I can't come close to hitting my 1TB data cap with Cox.
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theirs 4 of us that stream and my wife does live streaming sales ( uploads count as well towards it) etc. we use about 1.5TB a month, 1.8 if theres some xbox digital downloads and stuff thrown in there.

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The IP's have turned your access to the internet into a metered utility service like electricity or water. Not at all what the internet was founded for. It isn't just Cox, there are a number of companies that are doing this and it needs to stop!
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I stream all day, every day, and I can't come close to hitting my 1TB data cap with Cox.
They are just setting the stage. Netflix/Amazon HD data rates are ~5Mbps; UHD data rates are ~15Mbps. What may seem reasonable now will become a trap as UHD penetrates.

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The IP's have turned your access to the internet into a metered utility service like electricity or water.
Exactly. Between ISP data caps and content providers trying to turn their individual channels into streaming services with their own inflated fees, streaming is headed down the river.

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