Mediacom is currently the sixth-largest cable internet provider in the country, providing service to 7.5 million people. Mediacom focuses on internet service delivered over coaxial cable and fiber-based networks, offering TV, phone, home security, and smart home services in 22 states, including Iowa, Illinois, and Georgia.
As a cable provider, Mediacom tends to offer the most coverage in urban and suburban areas. Customers in Mediacom’s service cities may be unable to access service if they live far from an urban center, where other providers like AT&T and CenturyLink are more common.
Mediacom Internet Services
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One recent major change Mediacom has made is offering contract-free plans. You no longer have to sign on the dotted line to enjoy discounted pricing. However, promotional pricing is still around, so pay attention to when regular pricing returns (usually after 12 months) so that you’re not caught off guard.
As a cable provider, Mediacom delivers service over coaxial cable lines for the “last mile” between 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.
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Mediacom also makes low-cost plans available by participating in the Connect2Compete program via the nonprofit group EveryoneOn. This program provides assistance to K-12 students who require wired home internet access. Customers must participate in a free or reduced-price school lunch program to be eligible for these plans.
Mediacom Internet Speeds
Mediacom uses cable technology to deliver high-speed internet to its customers. Because this infrastructure is long-standing and widespread, customers can enjoy download speeds nearing 1 Gbps depending on the plan they choose. Upload speeds with Mediacom will be limited due to its use of coaxial cable infrastructure. Based on our user submissions and tests, Mediacom tends to average speeds around 360 Mbps.