skip to main content

Mediacom Review 2022: Plans, Prices, and More

Our experts have spent hours researching Mediacom’s service so you can spend as little time as possible on its snail-slow website.

Price: $19.99–$69.99/mo. (for the first 12 mos.)
Internet Speeds: 60–1,000 Mbps

Package Price Download/upload speed (up to) Data cap Details
Best entry-level plan
Internet 200
$39.99/mo. for one year Download: 200 Mbps
Upload: 10 Mbps
1,000 GB View Plan
Fastest plan
Internet 1 Gig
$69.99/mo. for one year Download: 1,000 Mbps
Upload: 50 Mbps
6,000 GB View Plan

Data is as of time of post. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Find out if Mediacom is available in your area

Please enter a valid zip code.

Huzzah! Mediacom is available!

Bummer! Mediacom is not available in your area, but we can help you find a provider that is.

See Providers

Is Mediacom good?

Mediacom provides internet, TV, and home phone service to customers in 22 states. Its download speeds (up to 1,000 Mbps) are as good as you’ll find from most other providers’, but Mediacom’s channel count is low, topping out at 170+ channels—and the only way to get Mediacom TV service is to bundle with internet or phone service.

Unfortunately, Mediacom’s bundle prices are much higher than they should be, considering its low channel count. But Mediacom’s standalone internet plans are reasonably priced, so you could always get Mediacom internet service, then sign up for DISH satellite TV service (290+ channels) separately.

Mediacom pros and cons

Pros

      • Affordable pricing on standalone internet plans
      • Cable speeds up to 1,000 Mbps

Cons

      • Contracts
      • Low channel count
      • Poor value in TV bundles

Mediacom deals and promotions

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

  • Free installation on all packages when you order online (reg. $99.99)
  • Free self-installation for Mediacom’s Xtream Wi-Fi 360 signal-boosting service (reg. $10.00/mo.)

Best Mediacom plans

Package Price* Download/upload speed (up to) Data cap Details
Best entry-level plan
Internet 200
$39.99/mo. for one year Download: 200 Mbps
Upload: 10 Mbps
1,000 GB View Plans
Fastest plan
Internet 1 Gig
$69.99/mo. for one year Download: 1,000 Mbps
Upload: 50 Mbps
6,000 GB View Plans

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 $49.99–$79.99 (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 60.

For hardcore 4K streamers and gamers, we recommend the 1 Gig plan. If you land somewhere in between these demographics, choose the plan that most accurately describes your needs.

Mediacom internet plans

Package Price* Download/upload speed (up to) Data cap Details
Internet 100 $19.99/mo. Download: 100 Mbps
Upload: 5 Mbps
200 GB View Plans
Internet 200 $39.99/mo. Download: 200 Mbps
Upload: 10 Mbps
1,000 GB View Plans
Internet 400 $49.99/mo. Download: 400 Mbps
Upload: 30 Mbps
2,000 GB View Plans
Fastest plan
Internet 1 Gig
$69.99/mo. Download: 1,000 Mbps
Upload: 50 Mbps
6,000 GB View Plans

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.

The table above includes stats (including upload speeds and data caps) about each of Mediacom’s internet packages for current customers.

For more details, check out our Mediacom internet review.

Mediacom internet and TV bundles

Package Price* Channels Details
Internet 100 + Local TV $29.99/mo. 50+ View Plans
Internet 100 + Essential TV $59.99/mo. 125+ View Plans
Internet 100 + Variety TV $79.99/mo. 170+ View Plans
Internet 200 + Local TV $49.99/mo. 50+ View Plans
Internet 200 + Essential TV $79.99/mo. 125+ View Plans
Internet 200 + Variety TV $99.99/mo. 170+ View Plans
Internet 400 + Local TV $59.99/mo. 50+ View Plans
Internet 400 + Essential TV $89.99/mo. 125+ View Plans
Internet 400 + Variety TV $109.99/mo. 170+ View Plans
Internet 1 Gig + Local TV $79.99/mo. 50+ View Plans
Internet 1 Gig + Essential TV $109.99/mo. 125+ View Plans
Internet 1 Gig + Variety TV $129.99/mo. 170+ View Plans

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
* For one year

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. We also dislike Mediacom’s three add-on channel packs, which cost an additional $7.95 per month for channels (ESPNews, Cooking Channel, MTV2) that are commonly included by other TV providers.

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. It’s normally $5 per month. Currently, Mediacom offers three free months of the service to new customers, which includes a Gateway modem/router and two Wi-Fi access points.

If you have a larger home, you can give your signal a bigger boost by adding up to two more Wi-Fi extenders ($2.99 each per month).

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.

Our final take on Mediacom

Mediacom finished in 10th place (out of 14) in our internet customer satisfaction survey, with only 43% customer satisfaction. Sure, the highest customer satisfaction was only 69% (nice, Verizon Fios), but Mediacom’s score is still comparatively low.

But with fast download speeds and low prices for the first year, Mediacom still has its own perks. It might be worth trying Mediacom out for a year to see if its affordable internet meets your needs.

Sign up for Mediacom

Not sure you want Mediacom internet? Enter your ZIP code to see what other internet providers are out there.

Please enter a valid zip code.

Methodology

CableTV.com’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.

Mediacom FAQ

How much does Mediacom cost per month?

Mediacom offers cable internet, TV, and home phone service with bundles priced at $39.99–$129.99 a month.

Is Hulu free with Mediacom?

You can access the Hulu app—and apps for Amazon Prime Video, HBO GO, 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 to 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 $29.99–$79.99 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?

*Plus 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, installation and monthly modem rental fees apply.

Don't miss an update

Stay updated on the latest products and services anytime anywhere.