Mediacom Review 2021: Plans, Prices, and More

Get cheap, high-speed internet—but watch out for poor customer service.

Price: $19.99–$79.99/mo. (for the first 12 mos.)
Internet Speeds: 60–1,000 Mbps

Package
Best entry-level plan
Internet 100
Fastest plan
Internet 1 Gig
Price Download/upload speed (up to) Data cap Details
$39.99/mo. for one year Download: 100 Mbps
Upload: 10 Mbps
1,000 GB View plan
$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.

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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 Medicom’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
      • Limited availability
      • 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
Best entry-level plan
Internet 100
Fastest plan
Internet 1 Gig
Price* Download/upload speed (up to) Data cap Details
$39.99/mo. for one year Download: 100 Mbps
Upload: 10 Mbps
1,000 GB View plans
$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
Access Internet 60
Internet 100
Internet 300
Fastest plan
Internet 1 Gig
Price* Download/upload speed (up to) Data cap Details
$19.99/mo. Download: 60 Mbps
Upload: 5 Mbps
200 GB View plans
$49.99/mo. Download: 100 Mbps
Upload: 10 Mbps
1,000 GB View plans
$59.99/mo. Download: 300 Mbps
Upload: 30 Mbps
2,000 GB View plans
$79.99/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
Access Internet 60 + Local TV
Access Internet 60 + Essential TV
Access Internet 60 + Variety TV
Internet 100 + Local TV
Internet 100 + Essential TV
Internet 100 + Variety TV
Internet 300 + Local TV
Internet 300 + Essential TV
Internet 300 + Variety TV
Internet 1 Gig + Local TV
Internet 1 Gig + Essential TV
Internet 1 Gig + Variety TV
Price* Channels Details
$29.99/mo. 50+ View plans
$59.99/mo. 125+ View plans
$79.99/mo. 170+ View plans
$49.99/mo. 50+ View plans
$79.99/mo. 125+ View plans
$99.99/mo. 170+ View plans
$59.99/mo. 50+ View plans
$89.99/mo. 125+ View plans
$109.99/mo. 170+ View plans
$79.99/mo. 50+ View plans
$109.99/mo. 125+ View plans
$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.

Our final take on Mediacom

Mediacom finished in 9th place in our customer satisfaction survey, in the big picture, the provider’s score (3.88 out of 5) is only 0.35 points from first place. That means Mediacom’s customers generally like its product and service.

And to reiterate: Mediacom’s download speeds and prices hold their own against those of its competitors’. Ultimately, if you go with Mediacom cable internet service, we think you’ll be a satisfied customer.

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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.

How do I access my Mediacom router settings?

To access and manage your Mediacom router 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.

What is Xtream by Mediacom?

Xtream Wi-Fi 360 is Mediacom’s wireless signal boosting service. It’s normally $5.00 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).

Can I buy my own modem for Mediacom?

You can use your own modem with Mediacom. Just ensure that it’s compatible with Mediacom’s service before buying.

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.