Mediacom internet plans

Mediacom gives you six competitively-priced internet plan options with speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. Learn more about Mediacom internet plans, equipment and fees to find the right plan for your home.

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Mediacom internet plans details

Current Mediacom deals and special offers

  • Free installation – For a limited time, installation is included with all Mediacom internet plans, instantly saving you $99 on upfront costs
  • Wi-Fi 360 service for three mos. – Mediacom’s enhanced Wi-Fi service is an additional $5/mo., but you can try it out for the first three months for free
  • Additional data through the end of the year – In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Mediacom is giving internet customers an additional 100GB of monthly data through the end of 2020

Why choose Mediacom internet?

Mediacom is the fifth largest cable internet provider in the U.S., offering high-speed internet across 22 states, many in the Midwest and South. If you’re in or moving to a Mediacom service area, you may be wondering if Mediacom is right for you, and if so, which plan is best for your home. We cover everything you need to know about Mediacom internet below to help you decide.

What we like

  • Fast speeds – Gigabit speeds are available in 94% of Mediacom service areas, according to the FCC
  • Wi-Fi 360 – Extends your Wi-Fi range to boost connectivity throughout your home
  • High data allowances – With data caps up to 6,000GB, Mediacom has some of the highest data allowances we’ve seen (that aren’t unlimited)
  • Bundles and save – Bundles available with Mediacom TV

Things to consider

  • One-year contract – Your plan is likely to come with a one-year contract, and changing or canceling your service before it’s up could result in an early termination fee
  • Activation fee – Granted, it’s a low, one-time fee of $10, but it’s a fee that we don’t see from most providers
  • High data allowances – Price on standalone internet increases after 12 mos. 

What else do you get with Mediacom internet?

  • Free internet security software – Protect up to five of your connected devices with Total Defense™ Internet Security Suite, included at no extra cost
  • Free Xtream Wifi Hotspots – Access to hundreds of hotspots in 10 major cities
  • Round the clock assistance – 24/7 access to customer service and technical support

Choosing a Mediacom plan

Like most cable internet providers, Mediacom offers a variety of internet plans. Finding the right one for your home depends on what you plan to use the internet for, how many people/devices will be connected and what you’re willing to pay for service.

Mediacom internet equipment, data caps and fees

Taxes and fees will come with any internet service, but the good news for Mediacom customers is that the added fees aren’t anything too extreme. In fact, you’ll find Mediacom’s fees and data caps to be more favorable than many other large providers.

➤ Mediacom internet equipment

  • Modem rental fee: $12/mo. You can use your own compatible equipment to avoid this fee.
  • Xtreme Wi-Fi 360: $5/mo.
  • Wi-Fi extenders: $2.99/mo.

Most internet service providers have equipment fees that hover around the $10 mark, so Mediacom is offering industry-average pricing for their modem rental.

Xtreme Wi-Fi 360 is an optional, enhanced Wi-Fi service designed to extend Wi-Fi coverage to places where a single router won’t always reach, such as far corners of the house or separate floors. Electing to upgrade your Wi-Fi service will add $5/mo. to your bill, plus $2.99/mo. for any Wi-Fi extenders that you may need, but it’s nice to have the option to expand your Wi-Fi reach if necessary.

➤ Mediacom data caps

About half of the top internet service providers have some type of data limit. (See full list here.) However, apart from the two 60 Mbps plans, Mediacom’s data caps are the same or higher than other providers. The 1,000GB/mo. (equal to 1TB), that comes with Internet 100 is already significantly more than the average household will use in a month, and the 6,000GB/mo. included with Internet Gig is virtually unobtainable.

Put another way, even if you were to stream HD video for 24 hours a day for a full 30 days, your data use would still only be just over 2,000GB.

➤ Additional Mediacom internet fees

  • Data overage fee: $10 for each 50GB block
  • Activation fee: $10
  • Early Termination Fee: Up to $240 for two and three-year agreements and up to $120 for one-year agreements

Many Mediacom plans do not require a contract, but if you do have one it’d be in your best financial interest to avoid canceling service before the contract expires. Otherwise, you could incur an Early Termination Fee of up to $120 or more. 

How Mediacom internet stacks up to other providers

Wondering how Mediacom vs. Xfinity stacks up? Or how Windstream and Mediacom compare? Use our comparison tool below to learn how Mediacom internet compares to other services in your area.

Mediacom Armstrong
Starting price at
$19.99/mo.* $34.95/mo.*
Internet Speeds
60 Mbps – 1,000 Mbps 12 Mbps – 500 Mbps
Data cap
Range from 400 to 6,000 GB 200 GB – 2 TB
1-year contract No contract agreement
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Internet Speeds
60 Mbps – 1,000 Mbps
12 Mbps – 500 Mbps
Data cap
Range from 400 to 6,000 GB
200 GB – 2 TB
1-year contract
No contract agreement

Mediacom customer satisfaction ratings 2020

The American Customer Satisfaction Index gave Mediacom internet a score of 59/100 in 2020, up three points from last year but still trailing many other cable internet providers. Only Suddenlink and Frontier scored lower than Mediacom for customer satisfaction in 2020.

Mediacom internet FAQs

Does Mediacom have Wi-Fi hotspots?

Yes. Mediacom now has hundreds of public Wi-Fi connections available to internet customers. Mediacom Xtream Wi-Fi hotspots can be found in select markets in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri.

Mediacom internet service is a cable connection.

Yes. Mediacom offers multiple internet-only plans so you can enjoy home Wi-Fi without cable TV service.

Yes! You have the option to use a self-installation kit to connect to your new internet service.

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David Anders

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