Your Cox Cable connection may be slowing down


Your internet traffic could be slowed. Cox just announced a significant update to its data management policies. Cox is laying out plans to test a data management system next month that will give priority to Internet traffic it judges to be time-sensitive. Things like web pages, streaming video and online games. Things like “file downloads, software updates and other non-time sensitive data may be slowed if there is congestion on the local network.” Streaming video was listed in the category that will supposedly get prime access on available bandwidth. If all goes well in the test markets of Kansas and Arkansas, the system could be rolled out to all Cox internet customers (business users notwithstanding) by year's end. Isn't that great.(Being facetious)