Escalations has been supposed to call me back since 10/10. Email support and another Escalations employee have both reached out to the person in charge of my case. I’ve called multiple times, and left messages myself.
The latest information notated on my account is that Techs are driving around in my town randomly replacing old lines/connections.
Am switching to T-Mobile 5g home internet. I get a stable 400+ down / 20+ up (over the past 15 days of testing it out) with unlimited data for $50 month.
Speeds are going to fluctuate. The reason for testing on the "Biased" web site, is because they provide the bandwidth on the Cox System, they cannot guarantee those speeds once you are on the internet back bone, or other servers, because those servers and the path are outside of their control. If the speeds they provide are correct on their system, and your speeds go haywire to servers/test sites/etc off the cox network, it's not a cox issue. Servers could be busy fulfilling other requests, and the path once off the Cox system, could have congested routers, and/or high amounts of usage, again, not a Cox issue, and not under their control.
Now, to address YOUR issues, are you testing over WiFi, or on Ethernet. Ethernet would be a more accurate test.
I understand speeds fluctuate and nothing beyond the 25/3 FCC "broadband definition" is promised.
The problems happen over ethernet and wireless, any website or service. down is 90-1200, and up is 0-40, have packet loss on all hops beyond the gateway every few minutes, ping is 0-2000, jitter goes up to 100.
They have been upgrading the node/network in my area and every few days there is a "We are working in your area to provide you with a more consistent internet experience" notice on Cox.com.
I think that 5 months without resolution is a bit much, and beyond expecting someone to be patient and wait it out.
Everything has been notated by techs (directly at the tap) on the account to the point Cox employees are surprised when they pull up my account and see all the notes, but because its intermittent they are unable to pinpoint the source of the ingress.
I can connect to the houses ATT Uverse or the T-Mobile Home internet and the above issues disappear, but both services only offer slower speeds then Gigablast when its working correctly.
The Gateway was replaced last month, as was the ethernet cord with the one in the same box. Drivers are up to date, Windows install is fresh, have tried another motherboard, and another PC. Usually there isn’t more then 2 devices using the connection at once.
The tap plate was replaced, and a new drop was ran, outside of the piece that’s thru side of house, there are no splitters inside, outside, or a wall plate. Noise has been cleared from the line twice so far to my knowledge.