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Ookla Ranks Cox as Fastest Provider of Internet Speeds in Mesa

Ongoing investments in fiber-powered network and speed tier increases help deliver fastest downloads in Mesa and across the country


Cox Communications announced that its high-speed fiber-powered broadband service has been recognized by Ookla Speedtest (speedtest.net) for offering America's fastest download speeds for the third quarter of 2023, achieving median speeds of 260.09 Mbps. Ookla is a global leader in connectivity intelligence. Ookla Speedtest also recognized Cox as having the fastest download speeds here in Mesa.

They said it

The enhancements we continue making to our fiber to our fiber-powered network are helping us deliver a world-class experience to our customers, with an eye on immense value and equipping home networks for the technologies of tomorrow. This recognition from Ookla, the standard bearer for reliable internet speed testing, is a testament to investments we've made in Arizona and will continue to make in the coming years.

By the numbers

In the last 10 years, Cox has invested more than $11 billion in network upgrades to deliver some fo the most powerful internet, TV, phone, smart home, and mobile services and will continue making multi-billion dollar annual infrastructure investments over the next several years. This year, the company:

  • Increased speeds for the majority of its customers, nearly three-quarters of whom now enjoy download speeds of a half-GIG or greater
  • Expanded fiber-to-the-home connectivity
  • Expanded multi-GIG speed capabilites, which will be available to approximately half of Cox customers by the end of 2023. All customers already have access to 1 GIG speeds or greater.
  • Additionally, building upon its longstanding efforts to bridge the digital divide, Cox is expanding its footprint to reach underserved and rural communities in Arizona, including Arizona City, the City of Maricopa, San Manuel, Oracle, Black Canyon City, Congress, Huachuca City, Sun Lakes, Sierra Vista, Eloy, Toltec, Desert Hills, Three Points and Summit View.

Getting the most accurate test of internet speeds

Cox customers seeking to measure the speed of a connected device while at home should download the Ookla Speedtest app for their desktops and mobile devices. Ookla Speedtest can also be run from a web browser at www.speedtest.net.

Internet speed test results can vary based on several factors such as the devices themselves, the location of the equipment and sharing connections with other users. Most individual devices like smart phones, tablets and laptops aren't capable of supporting super-fast speeds. The age and capabilities of the modem or router from which the test is run can also impact results. Newer model modems can better leverage available network capacity. Device network interface is also important. For speed tiers above 100 Mbps, your router, modem or hardwired device must have a 1 Gbps Ethernet Port. It's important to remember that most households can connect multiple devices at one time seamlessly with 250 Mbps download speeds.

In addtion to providing Arizona customers the fast internet speeds, Cox has a demonstrated track record of supporting Arizona communities where we do business. Recently, Cox employees raised $637,810.00 which was distributed to 130 Arizona nonprofits in the form of Cox Charities grants. This marks the 27th year that Cox employees, through Cox Charities, have raised funds to help the communities in which they live and work and represents a 10% increase in giving.

Since 1996, Cox Arizona employees have raised nearly $10.5 million and awarded grants to 1,851 local Arizona nonprofits. In addition to this financial support, our Arizona employees have clocked more than 51,000 hours volunteering in the community.

For information on Cox services in your community, please visit www.Cox.com or call (623) 594-1000.

Based on analysis by Ookla of Speedtest Intelligence data for fixed median download speeds, United States, Q3 2023 and Phoenix, Q2  2016 to Q3 2023. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.