Cox Communications announced that its high-speed Internet service has been recognized by Ookla® Speedtest® (, the global leader in network intelligence and connectivity insights, delivering America’s fastest Internet download speeds in Q2 2022*.

According to consumer-initiated tests conducted with Ookla Speedtest, Cox Internet Service leads US internet service providers with median download speeds of 196.73 Mbps.

Additionally, among 100 of the nation’s most populous cities, Ookla’s analysis of tests with Speedtest found that Cox had the fastest Internet download speeds in San Diego**. On average, download speeds are where people spend 90% of their time online.

“Ookla has been the standard in internet testing for decades, so their recognition is meaningful to Cox and to our customers,” said Mark Lawson, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Cox Communications.

“We continue to improve the performance of our network through ongoing technology investments to deliver the speeds our customers need to have the best home speed experience today and in the future.”

“Our company continues to make significant investments in the network in San Diego and that investment and commitment to our customers is reflected in these latest speed results,” said Ingo Hentschel, senior vice president and regional manager of Cox Communications in California.

“We are proud of all the work our employees have done to improve our network and we will continue to focus on how best to serve our customers and our communities.”

Over the past year, Cox has increased speeds for the majority of its customers, including increasing download speed from its preferred tier by nearly 70% to 250 Mbps, doubling download speeds on affordable tiers like Connect2Compete and ConnectAssist, and bringing existing Cox Essential level customers’ download speeds up to 150 Mbps. Cox also introduced symmetric 2 gigabit speeds in several neighborhoods.

Over the past 10 years, Cox has invested more than $19 billion in network and product upgrades to deliver some of the most powerful broadband Internet, TV, phone and home security and automation services, as well as growing suite of commercial offerings. such as its cloud and edge services.

The company will make a multibillion-dollar annual investment in infrastructure over the next few years to build a 10-gigabit fiber-based network that will power the next generation of Internet users.

Cox customers looking to measure their home internet speed should download Ookla speed test for their desktops and mobile devices. Ookla Speedtest can also be run from a web browser at

Get the most accurate test of internet speeds

Internet speed test results may vary depending on several factors such as the devices themselves, location of equipment, and connection sharing.

Most individual devices such as smart phones, tablets, and laptops are not capable of supporting super-fast speeds. The age and capabilities of the modem or router from which the test is run can also impact the result. Newer modem models can make better use of available network capacity. The network interface of the device is also important.

For speed levels above 100 Mbps, your router, modem, or wired device must have a 1 Gbps Ethernet port. The number of people sharing the connection also impacts speeds, but it’s important to remember that most households can run multiple devices at the same time seamlessly with download speeds of 250 Mbps, where people spend most of their time.

*Based on Ookla®️ analysis of Speedtest Intelligence®️ data for median fixed download speeds in the United States for the second quarter of 2022. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.

**Based on Ookla®️ analysis of Speedtest Intelligence®️ data for median fixed download speeds in San Diego for Q2 2022. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.