Frontier vs. Mediacom: Extra Fees and Contracts
Frontier offers professional installation and self-installation. Professional installation costs a one-time fee of $85. There’s no charge for self-installation, but it’s highly recommended that customers schedule an appointment with a professional technician. A one-time activation fee for Frontier internet costs $85.
Customers can choose between professional installation and self-installation for their Mediacom internet service. Professional installation has a one-time fee of $109.99. Self-installation has a one-time activation fee of $10.
Contracts, Equipment Fees & Fine Print
Frontier fiber internet plans requires a 2-year agreement if you want to take advantage of promotional rates and signup rewards, but it has contract-free options.
Mediacom internet plans has contract-free options but you won’t be able to secure a long-time promotional rate.
Frontier’s internet plans don’t have data caps for both DSL and fiber services, but there’s a data cap for its fixed wireless plan . If you worry about overusing data every month, Frontier’s unlimited data plans are a great option, especially when you want to avoid paying data overage fees.
On the other hand, Mediacom doesn’t offer unlimited data but does have generous data caps for its internet plans. Its data caps range between 200 GB to 6 TB. They do charge $10 for every additional 50 GB that you use.