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When first I subscribed to Gigablast, my download speeds from the modem ranged around 750-850mbps. Over the last year, I've noticed it has slowed. Over the past 90 days or so, its dropped to 350 to 550.
I have contacted tech support four times to learn the problem. I eventually get cut-off on both chat and speaking over the phone...and nothing gets resolved. I specifically asked if I'm being 'throttled' but they tell me they don't do that.
There have been no equipment changes and, other than an occasional firmware update for the mesh router, nothing else has been altered here. Is there a secret handshake, a tip jar or bribe account anybody may know about to get Tech Support to actually help?
Cox is probably over subscribing their available bandwidth in your area. Cable is a shared network so whatever bandwidth is available is for everyone in your local loop. If there are more users using more data then your available bandwidth will suffer. Remember, speeds are always quoted as "up to" a certain speed... never guaranteed.
Considering my own experience with Cox today and recently I doubt they care about your issue and definitely won't do anything about it... Hell I'm getting < 100Mbps with random disconnects and was told I don't qualify for a tech to come out and investigate...
Good luck my friend!
Whether or not that's the problem, it remains THEIR problem and its their responsibility to make whatever changes necessary.
I completely agree. Unfortunately I've lost faith in Cox as a provider since they lied to everyone about the need for data caps and then rolled them out just to force more money out of customers... then there are situations like yours where they aren't providing the bandwidth they sold you even though they're happy to take your money regularly.
All BS aside they've really turned into an AT&T style company... if I didn't have to do business with them right now I wouldn't. I can't wait for Starlink...
Hit 'em in the pocket: downgrade your plan to 300 or 500 Mbps.
I don't find that plan offered.
If you already have gigablast, Cox will make "shopping" for a cheaper plan more difficult on their website. Their site is engineered to sell...not save.
You can either call or email to align your plan to what you can actually get. Yes, you used to get 850 Mbps but if Cox can't/won't maintain this bandwidth, why keep it?