Cox Communications today announced that its high-speed Internet service has been recognized by Ookla Speedtest, the world leader in network intelligence and connectivity insights, for delivering the fastest Internet download speeds in the United States in Q2 2022. Based on consumer-initiated testing with Ookla Speedtest, Cox Internet service led among US Internet Service Providers with average download speeds of 196.73 Mbps. Fastest Internet in Gilbert, Arizona, which ranked first in the second quarter of 2002 as the fastest city for average download speeds over fixed broadband among the 100 most populous cities in the United States.
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“Ookla has been recognized as the standard for Internet testing for decades. In Arizona, where the Internet is essential to our personal and business lives, speed is king. We are proud to offer that to our customers,” said Percy Kirk, vice president and regional manager for Cox Southwest.
Over the past year, Cox increased speeds for most of its customers, including Gilbert Internet customers, increasing their Preferred tier download speeds by nearly 70 percent to 250 Mbps, doubling download speeds in tiers affordable Connect2Compete and ConnectAssist, and bringing download speeds of up to 150 Mbps for existing Cox Essential level customers. Cox also introduced symmetric 2 gigabit speeds in various neighborhoods.
Over the past 10 years, Cox has invested more than $19 billion in product and network upgrades to deliver some of the most powerful TV, phone, high-speed Internet and home security and automation services, as well as a suite of increasing number of commercial offers. such as its cloud and edge services. The company will make an annual infrastructure investment of billions of dollars 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 looking to measure their Internet speed at home should download Ookla Speedtest for their desktop and mobile devices. Ookla Speedtest can also be run from a web browser at www.speedtest.net.
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Internet speed test results may vary based on a number of factors, including the devices themselves, the location of the computer, and shared connections. Most individual devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops are not capable of supporting super-fast speeds. The age and capabilities of the modem or router from which the test is run can also affect the result. Newer model modems can take better advantage of available network capacity. The network interface of the device is also important. For speed levels above 100 Mbps, your router, modem, or wired device must have a 1 Gbps Ethernet port. The number of people sharing the connection also affects speeds, but it’s important to remember that most households can run multiple devices at once without issue with download speeds of 250 Mbps, where people spend most of their time. .