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Verizon Fios vs. Cox Communications?

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Verizon Fios vs. Cox High Speed Internet?

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A better way to enjoy the internet. At speeds that leave Cox High Speed Internet in the dust.

With Fios 100/100 Mbps speed tier, you can download or upload a 2-hour HD video (5 MB) in 6.8 minutes*. Have Cox’s 50/5 Mbps speed, you’ll wait twice as long to see the video and almost 20 times longer to send it!

Don’t be taken in by the claims of other network providers. The truth is, not all networks are created equal. Check out the difference below for yourself.

* Upload time estimates based on maximum connection speeds. Actual speeds will vary.

Fios versus Cox
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Fastest internet speeds available*
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100% fiber-optic network
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Equal upload and download speeds
(up to 500/500 Mbps)
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Fastest Wi-Fi available*
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100% fiber-optic network much less

susceptible to inclement weather

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*Speeds up to 940 Mbps download and 880 upload available in select areas of NY, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, Boston, MA and Norfolk and Richmond, VA. Symmetrical speeds up to 500/500 Mbps available in other Fios areas.

The Fios difference.

When comparing Verizon Fios to Cox Cable TV & Internet, let's look at the facts:

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The latest technology.

Unlike Cox, which uses coaxial cables, Fios is backed by a 100% fiber-optic network to the home, offering the fastest possible speeds.^

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More bandwith.

Unlike cable customers, Fios customers get upload speeds as fast as their download speeds—so you can post videos and photos, game and video-chat virtually lag-free.

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The best of TV. Your way.

With Fios Custom TV, you can pick the plan you want based on the types of channels you watch; your personal viewing preferences; and add-on packs such as Sports, Family and Movies.

See how regular Cable TV stacks up against Fios fiber-optic network
See how regular Cable TV stacks up against Fios fiber-optic network

How Fios stacks up

See how Fios ranks across the board against cable TV providers. A 100% fiber-optic network truly changes everything.

Awards are good.

Awards from our customers are better.

Single JD Power Award

“Highest Residential Internet Service Satisfaction in the East, Four Years in a Row”^

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Fios is more likely than Cox to be recommended by customers to friends and family.*

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America's most preferred internet and TV service provider.**

^ Source: Verizon received the highest numerical score among 6 companies in the East in the J.D. Power 2013-2016 U.S. Residential Internet Service Provider Satisfaction Study. 2016 study based on 24,203 total responses, measuring the opinions of customers with their internet service provider, surveyed November 2015- July 2016. Your experiences may vary. Visit

* Reprinted from www.pcmag.comwith permission. ©2016 Ziff Davis, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Based on’s Readers Choice Survey customer ratings of ISP performance.

** 451 Research, LLC. Based on ChangeWave Jan 2016 ISP & Mar/Jun 2015 TV surveys among a panel of educated consumers. For more go to

Fios is not cable. We’re wired differently.

Verizon offers a better way of enjoying the internet, with revolutionary speeds for all your devices, flexible TV packages with premium entertainment, and home phone that's like your personal assistant.

With Fios, you'll get all the power, performance and reliability of a 100% fiber-optic network straight to your home. Cox doesn’t match that.

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