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Mediacom Internet Review: Our Honest Take on Cost, Plans, and More

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

Price: $34.99–$54.99/mo.

Download speed: 100–1,000 Mbps

Upload speed: 10–50Mbps

Package Price* Download speeds up to Upload speeds up to Data cap Channel count
1 Gig
Best internet-only plan
$54.99/mo. 1,000 Mbps 50 Mbps 3,000 GB n/a View plans
Internet 300 + Variety TV
Best value bundle
$119.99/mo. 300 Mbps 20 Mbps 1,500 GB 170+ View plans

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.

Is Mediacom internet worth it?

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 its price tags for the first year are super cheap compared to much of the competition.

But in our 2024 internet customer satisfaction survey, Mediacom landed a step behind competitors in overall customer satisfaction. Only 60% of Mediacom respondents said they were highly satisfied with the internet provider to a friend, so your Mediacom milage may vary.

  • Download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Option to use your own modem
  • Price increases after the second year
  • Low data caps on starter internet plan

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Mediacom internet deals and promotions

When you sign up with an internet service provider, 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

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

Mediacom internet packages and pricing

Package Price* Download speeds up to Upload speeds up to Data cap Details
Prime Internet 100 $34.99/mo. 100 Mbps 10 Mbps 350 GB View plans
Prime Internet 300 $49.99/mo. 300 Mbps 20 Mbps 1,500 GB View plans
Prime Internet 1 GIG $54.99/mo. 1,000 Mbps 50 Mbps 3,000 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.

Which Mediacom internet package is best? Well, that’ll depend on the person buying it. Mediacom has three main internet plans priced from $34.99–$54.99/mo.

You can do a lot of internet-ing—including HD gaming and streaming—with Mediacom’s Prime Internet 300 plan, which gives you download speeds up to 300 Mbps with a 1,500 GB monthly data cap. The internet speed on Mediacom’s midrange 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 3,000 GB data cap.

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 350 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 300 as the better starting package. It comes with good internet speeds and a data cap that will get you pretty far.

Mediacom TV and internet bundle options

Mediacom’s internet bundle options require a little bit of legwork to explain. For starters, Mediacom offers three product families with varying features:

Prime Internet 360 Internet Smart Internet
  • One eero Wi-Fi mesh extender
  • Two eero Wi-Fi mesh extenders

  • Home phone included
  • Home phone included

  • Smart home automation service

  • Xtream Assurance
  • We’d recommend Prime Internet for most families because it’s Mediacom’s internet-only service tier. Once you lock down your internet tier, you can choose from one of three TV plans:

    Plan Price Channels Details
    Local TV Add $10.00/mo. 50+ local channels View plan
    Essential TV Add $50.00/mo. 125+ local/cable channels View plan
    Variety TV Add $70.00/mo. 170+ local/cable channels View plan

    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.

    Mediacom internet specs and features

    Price increases

    Mediacom’s internet plans have promotional pricing for your first two years, but afterward, your monthly bill will jump up by at least $10 per month. Mediacom is far from the only cable ISP to use promotional price hikes, so make sure to keep an eye on your bill and discounts before your two-year mark kicks in.

    Mediacom low-income internet service

    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.

    Equipment fees

    Mediacom has a monthly rental fee of $14 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. When you purchase service online, you technically won’t have a way to remove the modem rental fee. But according to Mediacom, their technician can cancel the rental charge once they confirm you have a compatible cable internet modem.

    Additionally, Mediacom bundles at least one mesh Wi-Fi system eero Pro 6 with every internet plan. More units are available when you upgrade to 360 Internet and Smart Internet or you can add them a la carte throughout the activation process.

    Why you should trust us

    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 three cable internet plans. They cost anywhere from $34.99 to $69.99 a month (for the first two years) 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 ($34.99/mo.): 305 GB
    • Internet 300 ($49.99/mo.): 1,500 GB
    • Internet 1 Gig ($54.99/mo.): 3,000 GB

    However, Mediacom’s 1 Gig Unlimited plan offers unlimited data and 1,000 Mbps download speeds for $69.99 monthly with AutoPay.

    Can you get Mediacom internet without cable TV?

    You can get Mediacom internet without cable TV, and don’t have to bundle TV. Mediacom offers three cable and local TV plans for an additional charge.

    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 by around $10 to $60 a year after your first or second year, depending on your plan’s exact guarantee discounts.

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