Mediacom Internet: Reviews, Pricing, & Performance

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Mediacom Internet

Mediacom is one of the prominent Midwest and Southeastern internet service providers, available in 21 states and serving well over six million customers. Providing high-speed broadband internet through a cable network, Mediacom offers six internet packages along with digital cable TV and phone services.

If you live in the Midwest or South, Mediacom may provide internet connectivity to your area where other providers don’t, making them the obvious choice. With a range of internet packages from low speed to high, the company allows its customers to choose the plan that suits them best. Furthermore, customers who live in an area covered by Mediacom’s Xtream Hotspots can also get connected outside their homes.

Mediacom internet packages

Mediacom’s internet plans vary in four key areas:

  • Download speed
  • Upload speed
  • Usage allowance, also known as a data cap
  • Price

Uploads and downloads are measured in Megabits per second, or Mbps, representing how fast data can transfer from the internet to your computer or vice versa. Usage allowance is the maximum amount of data you are allowed to transfer each month, usually measured in Gigabytes, or GB.

Access 60

  • Designed for light internet usage
  • Downloads up to 60 Mbps
  • Uploads up to 5 Mbps
  • Usage allowance of 60 GB
  • Mediacom package speed: 15 Mbps, etc.
  • Mediacom package price: $19.99/mo, etc.

Internet 60

  • Designed for 2-3 simultaneous devices
  • Downloads up to 60 Mbps
  • Uploads up to 5 Mbps
  • Usage allowance of 400 GB
  • Mediacom package speed: 15 Mbps, etc.
  • Mediacom package price: $19.99/mo, etc.

Internet 100

  • Designed for 3-6 simultaneous devices
  • Downloads up to 100 Mbps
  • Uploads up to 10 Mbps
  • Usage allowance of 1,000 GB
  • Mediacom package speed: 15 Mbps, etc.
  • Mediacom package price: $19.99/mo, etc.

Internet 200

  • Designed for 6-12 simultaneous devices
  • Maximum download: 200 Mbps
  • Maximum upload: 20 Mbps
  • Usage allowance of 2,000 GB
  • Mediacom package speed: 15 Mbps, etc.
  • Mediacom package price: $19.99/mo, etc.

Internet 500

  • Designed for 12-20 simultaneous devices
  • Maximum download: 500 Mbps
  • Maximum upload: up to 30 Mbps
  • Usage allowance of 4,000 GB
  • Mediacom package speed: 15 Mbps, etc.
  • Mediacom package price: $19.99/mo, etc.

Internet 1 GIG

  • Designed for more than 20 simultaneous devices
  • Maximum download: 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps)
  • Maximum upload: up to 50 Mbps
  • Usage allowance of 6,000 GB
  • Mediacom package speed: 15 Mbps, etc.
  • Mediacom package price: $19.99/mo, etc.

Mediacom availability

Mediacom offers internet plans in many Midwest and Southern states, as well as select states in the West. The states that Mediacom serves are listed below:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Mediacom also offers WiFi connectivity through Xtream Hotspots available in seven markets:

  • Alabama – Gulf Shores
  • Arizona – Apache Junction
  • Georgia – Valdosta
  • Illinois – Quad Cities, Galena
  • Iowa – Des Moines, Dubuque
  • Minnesota – Savage
  • Missouri – Columbia, Jefferson City

Mediacom features

Besides basic connectivity to the internet, Mediacom packages include other features. Some are included free and others are available at an extra charge.

In-home WiFi

Routers supplied by Mediacom provide WiFi service inside your home, although coverage for larger homes may require an upgrade to the Xtream WiFi 360 package. Although there is no additional charge for the WiFi service, the modem/router fee is currently $11.50 per month. Subscribers may purchase their own modem/router as long as it is compatible with Mediacom’s system.

Xtream WiFi 360

Designed to give your home WiFi connection a boost, Xtream WiFi 360 uses extenders to amplify your WiFi signal and give fast, consistent service throughout your whole home. While there are promotions available to provide this service free of charge for a limited time, the standard rate is $5.00 per month.

Total Defense security suite

Available at no charge, Total Defense protects up to five personal devices, computers or Android mobile devices, with anti-spam, anti-spyware and anti-virus applications and personal firewall, anti-phishing and parental controls.

Xtream Hotspots

Mediacom hosts hundreds of WiFi hotspots, allowing subscribers unlimited access and users without a Mediacom internet plan free access for 30 minutes per month.

Additional usage allowance

While each Mediacom internet plan does have a data cap, users may add more capacity at a $10 charge per 50 GB.

Additional pricing information

While some new subscribers can install their modem themselves, a standard installation by Mediacom includes a $99.99 fee. Some installations require a Mediacom-approved professional. All new customers must also pay a $10 one-time activation fee.