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Benfulr's avatar
New Contributor
9 months ago

COX vs. Metronet

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

11 Replies

  • WiderMouthOpen's avatar
    Esteemed Contributor

    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
      Contributor III

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

      • WiderMouthOpen's avatar
        Esteemed Contributor

        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.