Cox Starts Rolling Out New Data Caps




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Cox Communications Logo (PRNewsFoto/Cox Communications)Cox, the third-largest cable TV company in the United States, is jumping on the data cap bandwagon. Cox had, for a long time, been a holdout on data caps, and then offered a very high data cap.

Now they are rolling out a new 1 TB data cap that works out to be about 1,000 GB. The 1 TB data cap started being tested in Cleveland earlier this year and will now add Florida and Georgia to the new plan.

If you go over the data cap you will now be charged $10 for every 50GB of data over 1 TB. Unlike other servicers, there does not seem to be a way to pay for unlimited data even at the high costs services such as Comcast charge.

Unlike other services; however, Cox will send you alerts by email or an automated phone call to alert you when you get close to the data cap. Alerts can be sent out at 85% of your monthly data plan. You can also get alerts when you have used 100% of your monthly data plan and when you hit 125% of your monthly data plan.

Cox wants everyone to know that they are working hard to make sure their meter is accurate. Cox, in a statement on their site, says, “This meter has been tested for accuracy by Cox. Netforecast, an independent third party, has also provided an independent report (PDF) verifying accuracy. You can access the Data Usage Meter by logging into My Account or from the Cox Connect app.”

For now it seems the slow roll out of the 1TB data cap will soon hit every major ISP.

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