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Mediacom Review 2024: Plans, Prices, and More

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FEATURED OFFER: $100 bill credit ($25/mo. over 4 mos.)*

Mediacom Xstream

Internet prices: $34.99–$54.99/mo.

Download speeds: 100–1,000 Mbps

Is Mediacom worth it?

Mediacom has a lot of the upsides and downsides you’d expect from a mid-sized internet and TV provider. Its TV plans have some big channel gaps and put common channels like ESPN behind a premium lineup tier.

But with fast download speeds, contract-free service, and low prices for the first year, Mediacom still has decent internet perks. With Mediacom’s no-contract service, it might be worth trying Mediacom Xtream internet out for a year to see if its affordable internet meets your needs.

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Mediacom deals and promotions

Sometimes you’ve got to look for things that sweeten the deal. Currently, Mediacom offers the following promotions:

  • $100 bill credit ($25/mo. over 4 mos.)*
  • Free eero mesh Wi-Fi extenders
  • Discounted installation with online order

Mediacom internet plans

Package Price* Download/upload speed (up to) Data cap Details
Prime Internet 100 $34.99/mo. Download: 100 Mbps
Upload: 10 Mbps
350 GB View Plans for Mediacom
Prime Internet 300 $49.99/mo. Download: 300 Mbps
Upload: 20 Mbps
1,500 GB View Plans for Mediacom
Prime Internet 1 Gig $54.99/mo. Download: 1,000 Mbps
Upload: 50 Mbps
3,000 GB View Plans for Mediacom

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
*Plus, activation, installation and monthly modem rental fees.

Mediacom has four main internet plans for existing customers priced at $34.99–$54.99/mo. (for the first 12 months).

Single people, couples without children, and smaller families can do a lot of HD streaming and gaming with the slowest plan, Internet 100. For hardcore 4K streamers and gamers, we recommend the 1 Gig plan. For more details, check out our Mediacom internet review.

Mediacom internet and TV bundles

Package Price* Channels Details
Local TV Add $10.00/mo. 50+ View Plans for Mediacom
Essential TV Add $50.00/mo. 125+ View Plans for Mediacom
Variety TV Add $70.00/mo. 170+ View Plans for Mediacom

Data effective as of 3/4/2024. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
*TV plans include monthly local broadcast station surcharge ranging from $14.13 to $21.53, monthly regional sports surcharge ranging from $1.64 to $12.00 and other monthly charges. Activation, equipment, and installation fees apply.

When you bundle Mediacom internet and TV service, you can choose from three channel tiers:

  • Local TV (50+ channels) is a basic lineup of local and regional channels.
  • Essential TV (125+ channels) includes basic cable networks like Nickelodeon and FX.
  • Variety TV (170+ channels) is Mediacom’s largest TV package, with channels like DIY Network and ESPN.

We’re not fans of Mediacom’s decision to require an internet plan to get TV service. If we had to pick, we’d go with Variety TV because you’ll get the most basic cable channels for your home. Mediacom’s lower-tier packages are affordable, but Local TV has a barebones channel lineup while Essential TV is missing common channels like ESPN and Disney XD.

Mediacom equipment

Xtream Wi-Fi 360 is Mediacom’s wireless signal-boosting service. Mediacom offers one free mesh Wi-Fi extender unit for new internet customers, and you can add additional units a la carte or by upgrading your internet tier.

When you need to access and manage your Mediacom equipment settings, log in to the Mediacom Home Network Manager. This is also where you can add devices to your network, change your password, set up port forwarding, and more.

And you don’t have to use the equipment that Medicom offers—buying your own modem and router could save you more money in the long run. Just ensure that your modem is compatible with Mediacom’s service before buying.

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Mediacom FAQ

How much does Mediacom cost per month?

Mediacom offers cable internet, TV, and home phone service with bundles priced at $44.99–$134.99 a month.

Is Hulu free with Mediacom?

You can access the Hulu app—and apps for Amazon Prime Video, Max, and Netflix—through the TiVo unit Mediacom provides when you sign up for internet and TV service. But to actually use these apps, you’ll need to subscribe and pay for them individually.

How much is basic cable for Mediacom?

Mediacom’s basic cable package is called Local TV (50+ channels) and it comes in bundles priced at $44.99–$74.99 a month. But why pay monthly for the same channels you can get with an OTA antenna, which has a one-time payment of only $30.00–$60.00.

Why you should trust us’s internet and TV experts log dozens of hours researching Mediacom and other internet and TV providers. We compare plans, pricing, features, reliability, promotions, and more in order to help our readers make informed buying experience. To learn more about our process, see our “How We Rank” page.


*$100 Credit Offer: Subscribe to any Xtream Internet package and get a bill credit of $100 which will be credited to your bill evenly over 4 months beginning 30 days after installation.

Internet 100 + WiFI360pro Advertised price is the promotional offer and is $10 more if not enrolled in autopay & paperless billing. Standard rates apply after the stated promotional period. The advertised price does not include the following charges (which may increase from time to time): one-time standard installation fee ($109.99, more if special work needed); a one-time $10 activation fee; optional monthly modem rental fee, currently $14.00; taxes and other amounts required by law; or fees for optional services or equipment.

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