About Mediacom Cable

  • Mediacom is the fifth-largest cable internet provider in the U.S. based on the total number of TV subscribers.

  • Mediacom was founded in 1995 by Italian-American billionaire, Rocco B. Commisso.

  • Since 2011, founder Rocco B. Commisso has retained sole ownership of Mediacom Communications Corporation.

  • Mediacom offers cable and internet services in 22 states, with its largest networks operating in Iowa and Illinois.

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Expert Overview of Mediacom‘s Services

Mediacom Cable is a large cable Internet provider that’s been active since 1995. Mediacom is currently focused on Internet service delivered over their coaxial cable and fiber-based networks, and also offers digital TV, digital phone, and home security services in 22 states.

Mediacom Cable

As a cable provider, Mediacom delivers service over coaxial cable lines for the “last mile” between their local fiber lines or offices and subscriber addresses. These coaxial lines have their origin in cable TV service and are widely used today for broadband Internet.

Mediacom’s cable network is commonly compared to other wired options, namely fiber and DSL. DSL uses phone lines for the last mile, while fiber services uses advanced fiber-optic lines designed for digital data. In general, fiber is the fastest and DSL is the slowest, so Mediacom’s cable is commonly seen as a middle-of-the-road option that provides good value for money. Mediacom’s network backbone is fiber based, and they currently mostly use coaxial within neighborhoods in close proximity to subscribers.

Mediacom Cable Ratings

Among the 9,198 customer reviews we’ve collected for Mediacom, the company earned a42.7 percent approval rating, with reviewers indicating that they would recommend Mediacom Internet and bundled services for price to value as of 2021. While this rating doesn’t look strong at a glance, the figures are normal in the context of the consumer broadband industry, which currently holds an overall average provider rating of 48.4 percent.

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Mediacom Ownership

Mediacom is privately owned, although it was formerly traded publicly before being brought private in 2011. The company operates through two subsidiaries: Mediacom LLC and Mediacom Broadband LLC. The company is based in Blooming Grove, New york.

Mediacom Availability for Low-Income Customers

Mediacom makes low-cost plans available by participating in the Connect2Compete program via the nonprofit group EveryoneOn. This program offers cost assistance for wired home Internet access to Mediacom footprint residents who have school-aged children in the K–12 range. The purpose of this program is to provide online access to children for educational purposes and to help close the digital divide, a key issue receiving attention from the FCC in 2021.

Customers must already participate in a free or reduced-price school lunch program to prove eligibility for these plans.

Mediacom Cable Availability

As of 2021, Mediacom Cable offer service to a population of 6.6 million in Iowa, Illinois, Georgia, and 19 other states. Some of the top cities included in the Mediacom service area are Des Moines, Springfield, Columbus, and Albany. As a cable provider, Mediacom tends to offer the most coverage in urban and suburban areas. Customers in Mediacom service cities may be unable to access Mediacom if they live far outside the urban center, where DSL providers like AT&T and CenturLink are more common.

Availability by State

Alabama 515,148 1000mbps
Arizona 150,473 1000mbps
California 167,871 1000mbps
Delaware 70,158 1000mbps
Florida 265,441 1000mbps
Georgia 679,518 1000mbps
Illinois 936,166 1000mbps
Indiana 270,262 1000mbps
Iowa 2,005,392 1000mbps
Kansas 18,070 1000mbps
Kentucky 164,177 1000mbps
Maryland 19,709 1000mbps
Michigan 2,791 1000mbps
Minnesota 518,687 1000mbps
Mississippi 31,490 1000mbps
Missouri 562,750 1000mbps
North Carolina 92,079 1000mbps
Ohio 5,830 1000mbps
South Dakota 33,899 1000mbps
Tennessee 23,120 1000mbps
Virginia 2,730 1000mbps
Wisconsin 26,369 1000mbps

Cities and Towns Mediacom Cable Has Coverage

  • Andalusia, AL
  • Ardmore, AL
  • Athens, AL
  • Atmore, AL
  • Bay Minette, AL
  • Brewton, AL
  • Camden, AL
  • Citronelle, AL
  • Daphne, AL
  • Elberta, AL
  • Elkmont, AL
  • Evergreen, AL
  • Fairhope, AL
  • Foley, AL
  • Frisco City, AL
  • Grand Bay, AL
  • Greensboro, AL
  • Gulf Shores, AL
  • Gurley, AL
  • Harvest, AL
  • Hazel Green, AL
  • Huntsville, AL
  • Irvington, AL
  • Jackson, AL
  • Lillian, AL
  • Livingston, AL
  • Loxley, AL
  • Madison, AL
  • Meridianville, AL
  • Mobile, AL
  • Monroeville, AL
  • New Market, AL
  • Opp, AL
  • Orange Beach, AL
  • Robertsdale, AL
  • Saraland, AL
  • Satsuma, AL
  • Semmes, AL
  • Silverhill, AL
  • Spanish Fort, AL
  • Summerdale, AL
  • Theodore, AL
  • Thomasville, AL
  • Toney, AL
  • Trinity, AL
  • Wilmer, AL
  • Apache Junction, AZ
  • Gold Canyon, AZ
  • Nogales, AZ
  • Queen Creek, AZ
  • Rio Rico, AZ
  • San Tan Valley, AZ
  • Clearlake, CA
  • Hidden Valley Lake, CA
  • Kelseyville, CA
  • Lake Isabella, CA
  • Lakeport, CA
  • Menifee, CA
  • Ridgecrest, CA
  • Sun City, CA
  • Valley Center, CA
  • Dagsboro, DE
  • Frankford, DE
  • Georgetown, DE
  • Lewes, DE
  • Millsboro, DE
  • Milton, DE
  • Ocean View, DE
  • Rehoboth Beach, DE
  • Selbyville, DE
  • Baker, FL
  • Bonifay, FL
  • Destin, FL
  • Gulf Breeze, FL
  • Havana, FL
  • Lynn Haven, FL
  • Mary Esther, FL
  • Milton, FL
  • Miramar Beach, FL
  • Navarre, FL
  • Panama City, FL
  • Panama City Beach, FL
  • Pensacola, FL
  • Port Saint Joe, FL
  • Quincy, FL
  • Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Wewahitchka, FL
  • Youngstown, FL
  • Adel, GA
  • Albany, GA
  • Americus, GA
  • Ashburn, GA
  • Bainbridge, GA
  • Buena Vista, GA
  • Cairo, GA
  • Camilla, GA
  • Cataula, GA
  • Columbus, GA
  • Cordele, GA
  • Cuthbert, GA
  • Dawson, GA
  • Donalsonville, GA
  • Eastman, GA
  • Ellaville, GA
  • Fitzgerald, GA
  • Fortson, GA
  • Hahira, GA
  • Hazlehurst, GA
  • Helena, GA
  • Lake Park, GA
  • Lakeland, GA
  • Leesburg, GA
  • Mc Rae, GA
  • Midland, GA
  • Moultrie, GA
  • Nashville, GA
  • Norman Park, GA
  • Ocilla, GA
  • Pearson, GA
  • Pelham, GA
  • Quitman, GA
  • Ray City, GA
  • Sylvester, GA
  • Thomasville, GA
  • Tifton, GA
  • Valdosta, GA
  • Vienna, GA
  • Adel, IA
  • Albia, IA
  • Algona, IA
  • Altoona, IA
  • Ames, IA
  • Anamosa, IA
  • Ankeny, IA
  • Atlantic, IA
  • Bettendorf, IA
  • Bloomfield, IA
  • Blue Grass, IA
  • Bondurant, IA
  • Boone, IA
  • Burlington, IA
  • Camanche, IA
  • Carlisle, IA
  • Carroll, IA
  • Cedar Falls, IA
  • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Centerville, IA
  • Chariton, IA
  • Charles City, IA
  • Cherokee, IA
  • Clarinda, IA
  • Clear Lake, IA
  • Clinton, IA
  • Clive, IA
  • Coralville, IA
  • Cresco, IA
  • Creston, IA
  • Davenport, IA
  • De Witt, IA
  • Decorah, IA
  • Denison, IA
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Dubuque, IA
  • Dyersville, IA
  • Eagle Grove, IA
  • Eldridge, IA
  • Emmetsburg, IA
  • Estherville, IA
  • Evansdale, IA
  • Fairfield, IA
  • Forest City, IA
  • Fort Dodge, IA
  • Fort Madison, IA
  • Garner, IA
  • Glenwood, IA
  • Grimes, IA
  • Grinnell, IA
  • Hampton, IA
  • Harlan, IA
  • Hiawatha, IA
  • Humboldt, IA
  • Independence, IA
  • Indianola, IA
  • Iowa City, IA
  • Iowa Falls, IA
  • Johnston, IA
  • Kalona, IA
  • Keokuk, IA
  • Knoxville, IA
  • Le Claire, IA
  • Madrid, IA
  • Manchester, IA
  • Maquoketa, IA
  • Marion, IA
  • Marshalltown, IA
  • Mason City, IA
  • Milford, IA
  • Monticello, IA
  • Mount Pleasant, IA
  • Mount Vernon, IA
  • Nevada, IA
  • New Hampton, IA
  • Newton, IA
  • North Liberty, IA
  • Norwalk, IA
  • Oelwein, IA
  • Osage, IA
  • Osceola, IA
  • Oskaloosa, IA
  • Ottumwa, IA
  • Pella, IA
  • Perry, IA
  • Pleasant Hill, IA
  • Polk City, IA
  • Red Oak, IA
  • Shenandoah, IA
  • Solon, IA
  • Spencer, IA
  • Spirit Lake, IA
  • Storm Lake, IA
  • Story City, IA
  • Tama, IA
  • Tipton, IA
  • Urbandale, IA
  • Vinton, IA
  • Washington, IA
  • Waterloo, IA
  • Waukee, IA
  • Waukon, IA
  • Waverly, IA
  • Webster City, IA
  • West Burlington, IA
  • West Des Moines, IA
  • West Liberty, IA
  • Williamsburg, IA
  • Windsor Heights, IA
  • Winterset, IA
  • Aledo, IL
  • Altamont, IL
  • Arcola, IL
  • Arthur, IL
  • Belvidere, IL
  • Bloomington, IL
  • Carbondale, IL
  • Carterville, IL
  • Carthage, IL
  • Casey, IL
  • Charleston, IL
  • Cherry Valley, IL
  • Chillicothe, IL
  • Clinton, IL
  • Coal Valley, IL
  • Colona, IL
  • Cortland, IL
  • Creve Coeur, IL
  • Du Quoin, IL
  • Dunlap, IL
  • Dwight, IL
  • East Dubuque, IL
  • East Moline, IL
  • East Peoria, IL
  • Effingham, IL
  • El Paso, IL
  • Elburn, IL
  • Eldorado, IL
  • Eureka, IL
  • Fairbury, IL
  • Fulton, IL
  • Galena, IL
  • Geneseo, IL
  • Geneva, IL
  • Gibson City, IL
  • Gilberts, IL
  • Hampshire, IL
  • Harrisburg, IL
  • Harvard, IL
  • Herrin, IL
  • Heyworth, IL
  • Jacksonville, IL
  • Johnston City, IL
  • Le Roy, IL
  • Lena, IL
  • Mackinaw, IL
  • Mahomet, IL
  • Marion, IL
  • Marseilles, IL
  • Marshall, IL
  • Mattoon, IL
  • Metamora, IL
  • Milan, IL
  • Moline, IL
  • Momence, IL
  • Monticello, IL
  • Morrison, IL
  • Murphysboro, IL
  • Ottawa, IL
  • Paxton, IL
  • Pecatonica, IL
  • Pontiac, IL
  • Poplar Grove, IL
  • Port Byron, IL
  • Rantoul, IL
  • Red Bud, IL
  • Robinson, IL
  • Rock Island, IL
  • Savanna, IL
  • Sheridan, IL
  • Silvis, IL
  • Smithton, IL
  • Somonauk, IL
  • Spring Grove, IL
  • Streator, IL
  • Sugar Grove, IL
  • Sullivan, IL
  • Tolono, IL
  • Tuscola, IL
  • Watseka, IL
  • West Frankfort, IL
  • Winnebago, IL
  • Albion, IN
  • Angola, IN
  • Auburn, IN
  • Avilla, IN
  • Bluffton, IN
  • Bremen, IN
  • Butler, IN
  • Churubusco, IN
  • Columbia City, IN
  • Culver, IN
  • Decatur, IN
  • Demotte, IN
  • Fremont, IN
  • Garrett, IN
  • Grabill, IN
  • Huntertown, IN
  • Kendallville, IN
  • Knox, IN
  • Kouts, IN
  • Lagrange, IN
  • Leo, IN
  • Ligonier, IN
  • Milford, IN
  • Nappanee, IN
  • North Judson, IN
  • North Liberty, IN
  • North Manchester, IN
  • Ossian, IN
  • Pierceton, IN
  • Plymouth, IN
  • Syracuse, IN
  • Walkerton, IN
  • Warsaw, IN
  • Waterloo, IN
  • Westville, IN
  • Wheatfield, IN
  • Wolcottville, IN
  • Baldwin City, KS
  • Galena, KS
  • Wellsville, KS
  • Albany, KY
  • Benton, KY
  • Brownsville, KY
  • Burkesville, KY
  • Cadiz, KY
  • Calvert City, KY
  • Clarkson, KY
  • Crofton, KY
  • Edmonton, KY
  • Elkton, KY
  • Glasgow, KY
  • Hardinsburg, KY
  • Hopkinsville, KY
  • Horse Cave, KY
  • Leitchfield, KY
  • Madisonville, KY
  • Marion, KY
  • Morgantown, KY
  • Munfordville, KY
  • Murray, KY
  • Oak Grove, KY
  • Princeton, KY
  • Smiths Grove, KY
  • Taylorsville, KY
  • Tompkinsville, KY
  • Berlin, MD
  • Mattawan, MI
  • Belle Plaine, MN
  • Bovey, MN
  • Caledonia, MN
  • Cannon Falls, MN
  • Chanhassen, MN
  • Chaska, MN
  • Chatfield, MN
  • Chisholm, MN
  • Cloquet, MN
  • Dassel, MN
  • Duluth, MN
  • Elko New Market, MN
  • Esko, MN
  • Eveleth, MN
  • Excelsior, MN
  • Grand Rapids, MN
  • Granite Falls, MN
  • Hamel, MN
  • Hibbing, MN
  • Hutchinson, MN
  • Jordan, MN
  • La Crescent, MN
  • Lake City, MN
  • Le Sueur, MN
  • Litchfield, MN
  • Long Lake, MN
  • Lonsdale, MN
  • Luverne, MN
  • Maple Plain, MN
  • Minnetonka, MN
  • Montgomery, MN
  • Moose Lake, MN
  • Morris, MN
  • Mound, MN
  • Paynesville, MN
  • Pipestone, MN
  • Prior Lake, MN
  • Redwood Falls, MN
  • Saint Bonifacius, MN
  • Saint Charles, MN
  • Saint James, MN
  • Saint Peter, MN
  • Savage, MN
  • Shakopee, MN
  • Sleepy Eye, MN
  • Spring Valley, MN
  • Two Harbors, MN
  • Victoria, MN
  • Virginia, MN
  • Waconia, MN
  • Waseca, MN
  • Wayzata, MN
  • Worthington, MN
  • Anderson, MO
  • Ashland, MO
  • Ava, MO
  • Bethany, MO
  • Billings, MO
  • Brookline, MO
  • Butler, MO
  • Cabool, MO
  • Cameron, MO
  • Carl Junction, MO
  • Carrollton, MO
  • Caruthersville, MO
  • Cassville, MO
  • Columbia, MO
  • Crane, MO
  • Excelsior Springs, MO
  • Fair Grove, MO
  • Forsyth, MO
  • Granby, MO
  • Hayti, MO
  • Hermann, MO
  • Holts Summit, MO
  • Jefferson City, MO
  • Joplin, MO
  • Kimberling City, MO
  • Lawson, MO
  • Marshfield, MO
  • Mount Vernon, MO
  • Ozark, MO
  • Richmond, MO
  • Rogersville, MO
  • Seymour, MO
  • Springfield, MO
  • Strafford, MO
  • Webb City, MO
  • Willard, MO
  • Bay Saint Louis, MS
  • Kiln, MS
  • Lucedale, MS
  • Waveland, MS
  • Wiggins, MS
  • Camden, NC
  • Columbia, NC
  • Edenton, NC
  • Hertford, NC
  • Moyock, NC
  • Plymouth, NC
  • Windsor, NC
  • Hicksville, OH
  • Brookings, SD
  • Dover, TN
  • Fayetteville, TN
  • Boscobel, WI
  • Cuba City, WI
  • Darlington, WI
  • Fennimore, WI
  • Mauston, WI
  • New Lisbon, WI
  • Prairie Du Chien, WI
  • Viroqua, WI
  • Westby, WI

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Frequently Asked Questions about Mediacom Cable

  • Does Mediacom bundle with DIRECTV?

    Yes, Mediacom and DIRECTV have a partnership. It is possible to get both services together in a bundle package.

  • Is Mediacom Internet DSL or cable?

    Mediacom is primarily a cable Internet company.

  • Is Mediacom on Demand free?

    Mediacom On Demand features a mix of free programming as well as paid content such as new release movies that can be purchased.