Mediacom Internet Review

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

Price: $49.99–$69.99/mo.

Internet speed: 60–1,000 Mbps

Package Price* Download speeds up to Upload speeds up to Data cap Details
1 Gig
Best internet-only plan
$69.99/mo. 1,000 Mbps 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.

Is Mediacom internet good?

Mediacom has fast plans with download speeds that reach up to 1,000 Mbps. That’s about the best speed you can expect from a cable internet provider. And it’s price tags for the first year are super cheap compared to much of the competition.

But our recent survey of customers from 14 of the largest internet service providers in the US put Mediacom in 10th place for overall customer satisfaction. Only 34% of Mediacom respondents said they’d recommend the internet provider to a friend, so your Mediacom milage may vary.

Mediacom internet pros & cons

Pros

  • Download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Option to use your own modem

Cons

  • Annual contracts
  • Price increases after the first year

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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)

Best Mediacom internet packages

Package Price* Download speeds up to Upload speeds up to Data cap Channel count
1 Gig
Best internet-only plan
$69.99/mo. 1,000 Mbps 50 Mbps 6,000 GB n/a View plans
Internet 200 + Variety TV
Best value bundle
$99.99/mo. 200 Mbps 10 Mbps 1,000 GB 170+ View plans

Data effective as of 8/3/2020. 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 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 Internet 200 plan, which gives you download speeds up to 200 Mbps with a 1,000 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 Price* Download speeds up to Upload speeds up to Data cap Details
Internet 100 $19.99/mo. 100 Mbps 5 Mbps 200 GB View plans
Internet 200 $39.99/mo. 200 Mbps 10 Mbps 1,000 GB View plans
Internet 400 $49.99/mo. 400 Mbps 30 Mbps 2,000 GB View plans
1 Gig $69.99/mo. 1,000 Mbps 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.

Although Mediacom’s Internet 100 is super cheap, and the internet speeds might be fast enough if you have only one or two folks at home, that 200 GB data cap is super small. Mediacom will charge you $10 for every 50 GB you go over each month, so you could rack up a lot in overage fees if you enjoy streaming TV.

With data caps in mind, we’d recommend Internet 200 as the better starting package. It comes with good internet speeds and a data cap that will get you pretty far.

If you really want speed, the 1 Gig plan is the way to go. Those download speeds can support streaming live TV while other family members use the internet. The 50 Mbps upload speeds aren’t as good as the matched upload speeds from fiber internet providers, but they should do the trick if you need to make video calls from time to time.

Mediacom ongoing pricing

Mediacom internet plan First year Second year Third year Fourth year Details
Internet 100 $19.99/mo. $29.99/mo. $29.99/mo. $29.99/mo. View plans
Internet 200 $39.99/mo. $69.99/mo. $79.99/mo. $79.99/mo. View plans
Internet 400 $49.99/mo. $79.99/mo. $99.99/mo. $99.99/mo. View plans
Internet 1 Gig $69.99/mo. $99.99/mo. $129.99/mo. $139.99/mo. View plans

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

Mediacom’s internet plans have promotional pricing for the first year. Starting in your second year, your monthly price increases $30 each year until it reaches the current standard rate. Check the table above to see what that will look like for your Mediacom plan.

Mediacom internet equipment

Mediacom has a monthly rental fee of $12 a month, but you can contact Mediacom’s customer service to sign up without a modem rental and choose a compatible modem to bring instead.

Additionally, Mediacom offers rentals on the mesh Wi-Fi system eero Pro 6 starting at $10 a month. But you can bring your own router without having to contact Mediacom. We’d recommend getting your own devices to save money over time.

Mediacom low-income internet

Mediacom Connect-2-Compete offers internet plans starting at $9.95 a month for low-income families. To qualify, you have to have at least one student in K–12 living at home who qualifies for the National School Lunch Program.

Apply on the Mediacom Connect-2-Compete page, and check out our info on low-income internet programs for tips on getting free internet.

Final take

Skip Mediacom’s cheap Internet 100 plan unless you don’t stream TV or spend much time online. Most folks will have a better experience with the data allowance you get from the faster plans.

Don’t forget to check out other internet providers in your area. They probably don’t have cheaper plans, but they probably have better customer satisfaction.

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 internet FAQ

How much is internet through Mediacom?

Mediacom has four cable internet plans. They cost anywhere from $19.99 to $69.99 a month (for the first year) and have internet speeds up to 1,000 Mbps.

Is Mediacom internet unlimited?

Mediacom internet is not unlimited. You’ll be charged $10 for every 50 GB block of data you go over your plan’s data cap:

  • Internet 100 ($19.99/mo.): 200 GB
  • Internet 200 ($39.99/mo.): 1,000 GB
  • Internet 400 ($49.99/mo.): 2,000 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 $19.99–$69.99 a month (for the first year).

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 prices increase $30 a year until your bill reaches the standard rate for your 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.

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