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Cox 15Mbps vs 5Mbps?

by ackmondual / March 28, 2006 1:00 PM PST

For those who use Cox high speed Premier internet (15Mbps) or would know about such matters in high speed cable, would you say it's worth the extra $15/mo to get Premier cable internet (15Mbps) over Preferred cable internet (5Mbps)? Some people say that you never get above 5Mbps anyways due to various reasons like FCC regulations, Cox says the speeds are *up to* those mentioned, or other technical reasons.

I've got winXP SP2, P4 3GHz, 1.5GB RAM. I play some online Halo, download clips off the internet, and indulge in the occasional p2p every now and then. Does it seem like my extra $15/mo is being well spent?

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I won't discuss this at length.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2006 8:32 PM PST
In reply to: Cox 15Mbps vs 5Mbps?

But the short and long is that the old standard of broadband cable was 5 megabit per channel. To get more you use more channels. So let's say you had a cable broadband DVR and it used another channel. That could fetch movies on its own band.

You get the idea.

If the cable co won't discuss it, then you'll have to explore and find those that will. I won't write further.


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I agree with both
by teslook4ITJob / April 14, 2006 3:53 AM PDT

I have Cox HSI and I pay the extra $15 for it. I works really good with me. I use the high speed for school, games, and chat with my long distance friends and family. It is worth the extra money. If you would you can do further research at and they have lots of information needed.

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