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Benfulr
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COX vs. Metronet

What are the benefits of staying with COX when Metronet offers 1 Gig at $60/mo.?

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  • WiderMouthOpen's avatar
    WiderMouthOpen
    Honored Contributor III

    Looks at the reviews. One thing I notice that is different is Metronet uses CGNAT in atleast some places and charge 10$ a month for a static IP. Also, Metronet is Fiber so if Cox only offers cable/DOCSIS/HFC in your area then that is a big win for Metronet. Fiber has faster upload, less latency and less problems overall. Finally Metronet doesn't have a cap while Cox caps most area at 1.25TB. If you game or port forward then CGNAT may be a deal breaker but you pay more then 10$ for unlimited data with Cox so that may factor out. I would ask myself these questions;

    1. How much bandwidth do I use a month?

    2. Do I game or port forward anything(cameras, servers, etc)?

    3. Does Metronet require you to use their router/gateway? If so, how much is it a month?

    • ExtraChrispy's avatar
      ExtraChrispy
      Contributor II

      Issues such as CG-NAT will be less relevant as IPv6 adoption continues to increase.

      • WiderMouthOpen's avatar
        WiderMouthOpen
        Honored Contributor III

        That is another difference. Cox is IPv6 ready while Metronet is not and from their tone online it seems they don't have any immediate plans to upgrade.