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Cox Communications In Illinois

Your eligibility for Cox Internet depends on your home address. For residents of Illinois, Cox Internet service might be available to certain areas and not others. Residents typically have at least two Internet providers in their area that offer service.

Currently, Cox services are available in the following cities:



Other types of Internet

Depending on where you live, your home might be eligible to receive service through companies that offer:

  • Satellite Internet
  • Fiber-optic Internet
  • DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) Internet
  • Cable Internet
  • Dial-up Internet

Before you decide which form of Internet you want, research what is available in Illinois. Cox Internet may give you fast speeds, but you might find that the quality of service, and the speed itself, aren’t what you need to be productive online.

How to choose the best Internet for you

There are several factors to take into consideration when you choose which Internet provider will give you the speeds you need at a price you can afford.

What speed do you really need? Getting the fastest Internet speed available may be tempting. However, chances are you probably don’t need that much speed for your online needs. Even households with several electronic devices on a single Internet connection can run smoothly without having to break the bank for the highest speeds possible.

Where you live. If you live in a larger city in Illinois, Cox and another Internet providers might be available. If this is the case, consider how many of your neighbors will be using the same Internet connection as you.

With cable Internet, you could be on a network with as many as 500 neighbors. During peak hours – when many people go online – you could notice a significant lag in your Internet speed. DSL, on the other hand, offers a dedicated connection from your provider’s central office to you, so you share your Internet with fewer people.

What are you willing to pay? It’s no secret that the cost of Internet service has steadily increased – especially with cable providers. If you subscribe to cable, chances are you’ve noticed a steady rise in your Internet bill. One contributing factor is the decrease in cable TV subscribers1. As more customers drop TV service in favor of streaming devices such as Apple TV, Roku or Chromecast, Internet subscribers are forced to foot more of the bill1.

If the price you pay for cable Internet service isn’t worth the speed or quality you receive, consider going to another provider for your online needs.


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1Data collected on 8/25/14 from http://qz.com/250254/for-the-first-time-more-americans-subscribe-to-cable-internet-than-cable-tv/