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Mediacom Internet Review

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

Price: $39.99–$79.99/mo.

Internet speed: 60–1,000 Mbps

Package
Best entry-level plan
Internet 60
Best internet-only plan
1 Gig
Best value bundle
Internet 60 + Variety TV
Price* Download/upload speeds up to Data cap Channel count
$39.99/mo. Download: 60 Mbps Upload: 5 Mbps 400 GB n/a
$79.99/mo. Download: 1,000 Mbps Upload: 50 Mbps 6,000 GB n/a
$99.99/mo. Download: 60 Mbps Upload: 5 Mbps 400 GB 170+

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

Is Mediacom internet good?

Mediacom has six competitively priced ($19.99–$69.99 per month) cable internet packages with download speeds up to 60–1,000 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 the provider’s service while acknowledging that there’s room for improvement.

Best Mediacom internet packages

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PackagePrice*Download/upload speeds up toData capChannel count
Best entry-level plan
Internet 60
$39.99/mo.Download: 60 Mbps Upload: 5 Mbps400 GBn/aView plans
Best internet-only plan
1 Gig
$79.99/mo.Download: 1,000 Mbps Upload: 50 Mbps6,000 GBn/aView plans
Best value bundle
Internet 60 + Variety TV
$99.99/mo.Download: 60 Mbps Upload: 5 Mbps400 GB170+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 five main internet plans priced from $39.99 to $79.99.

You can do a lot of internet-ing—including HD gaming and streaming—with Mediacom’s slowest plan, Internet 60, which gives you download speeds up to 60 Mbps with a 400 GB monthly data cap. This 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. It has speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and a whopping 6,000 GB data cap.

Mediacom internet packages and pricing

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PackagePrice*Download/upload speeds up toData cap
Internet 60$39.99/mo.Download: 60 Mbps
Upload: 5 Mbps
400 GBView plans
Internet 100$49.99/mo.Download: 100 Mbps
Upload: 10 Mbps
1,000 GBView plans
Internet 200$59.99/mo.Download: 200 Mbps
Upload: 20 Mbps
2,000 GBView plans
Internet 500$69.99/mo.Download: 500 Mbps
Upload: 30 Mbps
4,000 GBView plans
1 Gig$79.99/mo.Download: 1,000 Mbps
Upload: 50 Mbps
6,000 GBView 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

Our final take on Mediacom internet

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 five different cable internet plans. They cost anywhere from $39.99 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 60 ($39.99/mo.): 400 GB
  • Internet 100 ($49.99/mo.): 1,000 GB
  • Internet 200 ($59.99/mo.): 2,000 GB
  • Internet 500 ($69.99/mo.): 4,000 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 five different internet plans priced at $39.99–$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 60–1,000 Mbps download speeds for $39.99–$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.

*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.

Randy Harward’s scribblings have appeared in HARP, Guitar World, Blurt, and a couple dozen other publications since the late ’90s. When he’s not watching TV professionally for CableTV.com, he’s eating burritos, playing disc golf, and caring for his tarantulas. Like everyone else on the internet, he thinks his cat is awesome.

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