Cox Communications will double the speeds of its most popular Internet service packages in New Orleans Tuesday and in Baton Rouge and Acadiana Wednesday.
The company said the higher speeds will be implemented without increasing customers’ bills.
Cox High Speed Internet Preferred will increase from 25 megabits per second to 50 megabits per second. Cox High Speed Internet Premier will increase from 50 megabits per second to 100 megabits per second. These packages represent nearly 75 percent of Cox’s high-speed Internet customers.
“We know speed is especially important in today’s world where more and more devices are connected through home Wi-Fi. We will continue to invest in our network to bring our customers the best online experience possible,” said Jacqui Vines, senior vice president and manager of Cox’s Southeast Region. The company has announced plans to offer gigabit speeds to all customers by 2017.
With Cox’s Preferred 50 Mbps speeds, customers can download 10 MP3 songs in a second and a full-length movie in less than four minutes. With the Premier 100 Mbps speeds, customers can download a full-length movie in less than two minutes.