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I was just wondering when or if cox will start supporting the amazon alexa or google home as well as providing 4k content and receivers? Both dish and directv have 4k receivers and offer 4k content so I was wondering why cox hasn't joined in on that yet?
Can't imagine they'll be offering 4K content any time soon. With the current bandwidth limits, all their customers who wanted to watch 4K broadcasting would have to upgrade to at least their Ultimate package and even that would be pretty limiting if you wanted to watch more than a few 4k movies each month, along with everything else. Definitely a case of bandwidth caps stifling innovation.
If broadcasters (ABC, CBS, FOX) offered UHD programming, Cox would provide it via their CATV Distribution System and not as an Internet service. Meaning, no data cap with cable UHDTV. Unless, of course, if you'd be streaming UHD.
Bandwidth limits? Do you need more than 1000 Mbps? Are you waiting for Terablast Internet from Cox? I'm sure you meant Data Limits.
Internet Ultimate? Why would you need 300 Mbps to stream UHD? Or, more precisely, how many devices in your household would be streaming UHD...at one time? Even the greediest recommendation for UHD on 1 device is 25 Mbps. 2 devices 50. 3 devices 75. It would take 4 devices streaming UHD at one time just to reach one-third of 300 Mbps.
All Cox Internet plans cap at 1 TB, so that wouldn't dictate your choice. You need to determine the number of devices that'd be streaming at one time. If you have 1 device, you only need Cox Essential 30. 2 devices could use Preferred. 12 devices would be Ultimate.
Fighting the Data Limit is another story.
As for the aforementioned Data Limit of 1 TB per month, how long can you stream UHD per day on 1 device?
Rate × Time = Capacity25 Mbps × Time = 1,024 GB per monthAverage of 30 days per month = 293,203,100,740 bits per day25 Mbps × Time = 293,203,100,74025t = 293,203,100,740t = 11728.1240311728.12403 = 3.2578122305556 hours
If my maff is correctionally, I can stream 3 hours and 15 minutes of UHD per day on 1 device with 1 TB per month. 2 devices for 1 hour and 37 minutes.
If you're single with no kids and work 12/7, you’d be all set.
Yeah, I don't know whether they're actually enforcing it right now (but they WILL eventually, if they're not already), but the "official" cap for all plans is 1TB now. Last I had checked it was still 2TB for their Gigablast plan, but obviously they've shrunk that down - just as they did with the Ultimate plan the year before. Clearly they're trying to push more and more people to their unlimited plan. Which might not be so bad in itself except that that cost on top of the exorbitant and ever increasing cable TV costs will cause even more people to cut their cable, which in turn will see Cox continually raising the price of their unlimited plan - or worse, eventually doing away with it and charging the same for another capped plan. A vicious cycle. This is what happens when you have greedy shareholders who want to see their profits constantly go up quarter to guarter. ;)