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Verizon FiOS vs Cox

When comparing Cox and Verizon FiOS the least expensive Triple Play package with FiOS is slightly less expensive than that offered by Cox Communications. The two companies have tended to swap leadership positions when it comes to the total number of channels offered, but Verizon has recently taken and maintained a healthy lead, especially as it relates to coveted HD channels. Cox does offer less expensive DVR units and premium channels, but the FiOS DVR system has some additional functionality that may well justify the slight difference in price, and FiOS premium bundles tend to come with more channels and HD offerings than their counterparts on Cox.

Verizon FiOS

Cox Cable

April 2014: discount offer No offer available.

Lowest Triple Play Price

  • Price: $89.99/Mo for 1 year
  • Internet Service: 50 Mbps Download / 25 Mbps Upload
  • TV Service: 220+ Digital Channels, 55+ HD Channels
  • Phone: Unimited Calling, USA, Puerto Rico, and Canada

Lowest Triple Play Price

  • Price:  $109.24/Mo
  • Internet: 30 Mbps Download
  • TV: Up to 300+ Channels
  • Phone: Unlimited Local Calling

Television Service

  • Total Channels: Over 385 Channels
  • HD Channels: Over 125 Channels
  • Music Channels: 46 Music Choice
  • HBO Cost: $16.99/Mo
  • DVR Cost: $15.99/Mo
  • Additional Receiver Cost: $5.99/Mo
  • Video on Demand: Yes, View Website

Television Service

  • Standard Channels: 156+
  • HD Channels: 78+
  • Music:  66 Music Channels
  • HBO Cost: $11.00/Mo
  • DVR Cost: $6.25 + $11.99/Mo
  • Additional Receiver Cost: $5.25/Mo
  • Video on Demand: Basic Included

Internet Service

  • 300 Mbps Download – $209.99/Mo
  • 150 Mbps Download – $99.99/Mo
  • 75 Mbps Download – $89.99/Mo
  • 50 Mbps Download - $79.99/Mo
  • 15 Mbps Download – $69.99/Mo

Internet Service

  • 30 Mbps - $56.95/Mo
  • 12.5 Mbps - $43.99/Mo
  • .768 Kbps - $29.99/Mo
  • .256 Kbps - $19.89/Mo

Phone Service

  • Unlimited Calls – $44.99/Mo
  • Additional Line – $9.99/Mo

Phone Service

  • Unlimited Calls - $39.95
  • Additional Line - $9.99

Additional Information

  • Contract Length: Month to Month / Annual Agreement
  • Technology: Fiber Optics
  • Channel Line Up

Additional Information

  • Contract Length: None
  • Technology: Coaxial
  • Additional Fees: $7.99 a month for each receiver. You must pay for the first receiver. 

Data based on zip code 34236 as of June 2012

Data collected November 2009 in 92101 zip code.