Upgraded to Cox’s Ultimate Package

A few days back I decided to upgrade from our 30/6 internet package to the Cox Ultimate service and so far I’m pretty happy with it.  I figured since I’m working from home full-time now that it would be reasonable to go ahead and upgrade, plus I’m a bandwidth whore.  The package is advertised at 100mbps download and 20mbps upload. Depending on where I run a speed test to, it’s pretty close:

I was a little disappointed to see that my iDevices weren’t able to take advantage of the jump in speed.  From testing, my iPad2 was able to do about 20/20 and my iPhone 4S was able to do about 35/20.  The whole reason for upgrading was that I just bought a second Dropcam for the house, and with each one eating up about 500kbps, our connection was slowed significantly.  Now it’s no concern at all, and all the bandwidth hungry devices in the house no longer have to worry about butting heads.

I figure I can get away with the increased cost until my wife either sees this post, or notices the monthly statement has increased.  Cross your fingers that neither happens. 🙂

Followup: Speeds are still rocking!


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