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Mediacom Internet Review

Mediacom offers cable internet speeds up to 1,000 Mbps at competitive prices.

Price: $49.99–$79.99/mo.

Internet speed: 60–1,000 Mbps

Package
Best internet-only plan
1 Gig
Price* Download/upload speeds up to Data cap Channel count
$79.99/mo. Download: 1,000 Mbps Upload: 50 Mbps 6,000 GB n/a

*Plus, activation, installation and monthly modem rental fees.

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

UPDATE: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 550 telecom companies—including Mediacom—and associations have taken the Keep America Connected Pledge. It promises to do three things:

(1) not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic;
(2) waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic; and
(3) open its Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them.

Mediacom is also doing the following:

  • Increasing broadband speeds for Connect2Compete (low-income) customers from 10 Mbps to 25 Mbps
  • Offering broadband service for free for 60 days to new Connect2Compete customers
  • Reducing prices for 60 Mbps broadband service for new customers
  • Suspending data usage limits through May 15

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Is Mediacom internet good?

Mediacom has three competitively priced ($49.99–$69.99 per month) cable internet packages with download speeds up to 100–1,000 Mbps. That’s as fast as every other internet provider except Xfinity (it gets up to 2,000 Mbps).

But in CableTV.com’s 2019 survey of customers from the 10 largest DSL and fiber internet service providers in the United States, Mediacom scored last in speed, which indicates that customers aren’t getting the speeds they expected at sign-up. And Mediacom’s overall score (3.88/5) put them in 9th place.

  • Internet speed: 3.93 (10th)
  • Reliability: 3.82 (9th)
  • Modem satisfaction: 3.92 (9th)
  • Install and setup: 4.00 (10th)
  • Customer support: 3.97 (8th)
  • Monthly bill: 3.74 (tie for 5th)
  • Value: 3.79 (8th)
  • Overall: 3.88 (9th)

It warrants mentioning that only 0.35 points separates 1st place from 10th place overall—so Mediacom’s 9th place finish isn’t bad. It means Mediacom customers are generally happy with Mediacom’s plans while acknowledging that there’s room for improvement.

Best Mediacom internet packages

Package
Best internet-only plan
1 Gig
Best value bundle
Internet 60 + Variety TV
Price* Download/upload speeds up to Data cap Channel count
$79.99/mo. Download: 1,000 Mbps Upload: 50 Mbps 6,000 GB n/a View plans
$99.99/mo. Download: 60 Mbps Upload: 5 Mbps 400 GB 170+ View plans

Data effective as of 8/3/2020. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
*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 and installation fees apply.

Which Mediacom internet package is best? Well, that’ll depend on the person buying it. Mediacom has three main internet plans priced from $49.99 to $79.99.

You can do a lot of internet-ing—including HD gaming and streaming—with Mediacom’s slowest plan, Internet 100, which gives you download speeds up to 100 Mbps with a 400 GB monthly data cap. The internet speed on Mediacom’s intro package is best for singles, couples, and smaller families with young children.

For digital adventurers who live for 4K gaming and streaming and share a home with like-minded relatives or roommates, we suggest the 1 Gig plan and its 1,000 Mbps maximum download speed. Although the plan doesn’t come with unlimited internet data, you’ll still have a whopping 6,000 GB data cap.

Mediacom internet packages and pricing

Package
Internet 100
1 Gig
Price* Download/upload speeds up to Data cap
$49.99/mo. Download: 100 Mbps
Upload: 10 Mbps
1,000 GB View plans
$79.99/mo. Download: 1,000 Mbps
Upload: 50 Mbps
6,000 GB View plans

Data effective as of 8/3/2020. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
*Plus, activation, installation and monthly modem rental fees.

Although we have our favorites among Mediacom’s internet plans, everyone has different needs. Have a look at Mediacom’s other plans and see if there’s one more suited to your lifestyle.

Mediacom internet deals and promotions

When you sign up with an internet service provider, especially one that requires a contract, you’re gonna be together for a while. So what extras does Mediacom offer to make its service worth that while? We found a few promos that might interest you.

Mediacom internet deals

Mediacom has a few sweet deals going on at the time of this writing:

  • Free installation on all packages when you order online ($99.99 value)
  • Mediacom’s Xtream Wi-Fi 360 signal-boosting service free for three months ($15.00 value; $5.00/mo. thereafter)

Mediacom internet pros & cons

Pros

  • Cable speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Ability to use own modem

Cons

  • Contracts

Final take

Again, don’t worry about Mediacom finishing in 9th place in our customer satisfaction survey. The provider’s score (3.88 out of 5) is only 0.35 points out of 1st place. Also, Mediacom’s speeds and prices are neck-and-neck with those of other providers. So it’s safe to say that Mediacom’s customers are generally happy—and everyone from singles to families should be happy with it too.

Mediacom internet FAQ

How much is internet through Mediacom?

Mediacom has three different cable internet plans. They cost anywhere from $49.99 to $79.99 a month (for the first year), with speeds up to 1,000 Mbps.

Is Mediacom internet unlimited?

Mediacom internet is not unlimited. But each plan has a generous data cap:

  • Internet 100 ($49.99/mo.): 1,000 GB
  • Internet 1 Gig ($79.99/mo.): 6,000 GB

Can you get Mediacom internet without cable TV?

You can get Mediacom internet without cable TV—but Mediacom isn’t offering phone or TV service due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Instead, the company is focused on its internet product. If you’re looking for an ISP, Mediacom offers three different internet plans priced at $49.99–$79.99 a month (for the first year).

Is Mediacom good internet?

Mediacom’s cable internet service is good. (Cable internet is faster than DSL but slower than fiber.) Its plans offer 100–1,000 Mbps download speeds for $49.99–$79.99 a month (for the first year). Each plan has a generous data cap (400–6,000 GB depending on the plan).

Can you buy your own modem for Mediacom?

Yes, Mediacom allows you to buy your own modem—either through its company or another source. If you get one from somewhere else, be sure that the modem is compatible with Mediacom’s service. The company provides this PDF list of compatible devices.

What is Mediacom Xtream?

Xtream is Mediacom’s name for its TV, internet, and home phone services.

How much is Mediacom internet after the first year?

Mediacom internet plan pricing

Mediacom internet plan
Access Internet 60
Internet 100
Internet 1 Gig
First year Second year Third year
$19.99/mo. $29.99/mo. $29.99/mo.
$49.99/mo. $79.99/mo. $79.99/mo.
$79.99/mo. $109.99/mo. $139.99/mo.

Mediacom’s internet plans have promotional pricing for the first year. Afterward, you’ll see different price increases depending on your exact plan.

*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.