Mediacom InternetCheck Availability
April 08, 2020
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Xtream, powered by Mediacom Communications was formed in 1995 with the goal of bringing high-speed internet, TV and phone services to customers in America’s smaller cities and towns. But, Mediacom is not available in many areas of the U.S. To be exact, it’s service area follows the Mississippi River from Minnesota to the tip of Florida, with the highest concentration of coverage in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri and upper Indiana. Internet speeds come with competitive pricing and high speeds, as well as pesky data caps and fees.
Mediacom is only available in a few select states and towns, so if you live in the East or West, you won’t have the opportunity to sign-up for service. It does have reasonably high speeds and prices for its internet and TV services and no contracts to fret over. But, with data caps and a slew of extra fees tacked on, your monthly charges will likely be much more than the advertised price on its website.
|Type of Internet||Speed||Contract||Data Caps||Starting Price||Availability|
|High-speed fiber internet||Up to 1,000 Mbps||No contract||Yes, varies by plan||$39.99||Check Availability|
Mediacom internet plans
Although packages and speeds vary greatly depending on where you live, Mediacom does provide competitively priced high-speed internet for most any use to residents in its coverage area. All plans offer In-Home WiFi and Total Defense Online Security Software.
Access Internet 60
Access Internet 60 gives customers up to 60 Mbps download speed (up to 5 Mbps upload speed), which is good for multiplayer gaming and multi-device (up to four) streaming. It is capped at 400 GIG usage allowance.
The Internet 200 plan provides up to 200 Mbps download speed (up to 20 Mbps upload speed) and is best for multiple streaming and above-average use and large media file downloads. You can stream music and video on up to 12 devices at one time, but the plan comes with a usage allowance of 2,000 GB.
Internet 500 has up to 500 Mbps download speed (up to 30 Mbps upload speed) and is best for multiple streaming and above-average use with fast downloads of large media files. You can stream music and video on up to 20 devices at one time, but there is a usage allowance of 4,000 GB.
Internet I GIG
Mediacom’s best plan has download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps (up to 50 Mbps upload speed).
This plan is the best choice for multi-connected users with fast download speeds for gaming or streaming, and larger media files on up to 20 devices at one time. The plan comes with 6,000 GIG of usage allowance.
Mediacom Internet fees
Mediacom charges a number of fees for the use of its services, which depend on your service area and internet package. These include:
- Mediacom charges a $99 installation fee, which is waived if you sign up online.
- It charges a one-time activation fee of $10.
- Modem fee of $11.50 per month.
In addition to Mediacom’s monthly recurring charges and fees, you will be charged taxes, assessments and surcharges for all equipment and services.
Mediacom Internet deals
Mediacom Internet online deals and promotions vary depending on where you live. Promotional pricing is also only available for customers who have not subscribed to any other Mediacom service in the last three months. It’s worth noting also that the price you pay today will increase significantly after one year. Any deals offered by Mediacom are promotional as of March 17, 2020, and are subject to change. Offers may also be terminated at any time and may not be available in all areas.
Mediacom data caps
Mediacom has data caps on its service and you will be charged for overages. In fact, you will pay an additional monthly usage fee of $10 for each additional whole or partial block of 50 GB of usage. In other words, if your plan’s monthly usage allowance is 150 GB and you use 151 GB, the additional monthly usage fee will be $10.
Mediacom is not available in every area of the U.S. In fact, Mediacom only serves customers from Minnesota to the tip of Florida and, for the most part, follows the Mississippi River. The highest concentration of coverage is in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri and upper Indiana.
Pros and cons of Mediacom internet
- Overall pricing is competitive – although pricing goes up after one year
- Relatively fast internet speeds
- Five internet plans to choose from, up to 1 GIG
- In-Home WiFi and Total Defense Online Security software added to each internet plan
- Only available in limited areas of the U.S.
- Prices go up significantly after one year
- A slew of added fees, including activation fee, modem rental fee and excess data usage fee
- Mediacom has data caps
- Poor customer satisfaction
- No bundled packages that we could find