Mediacom pros and cons
Mediacom has some definite good and bad sides, but they balance out. For example, its month-to-month service balances out the price hikes after the first year of service. There aren’t any contracts, so you can leave or renegotiate without a hefty fine if you don’t want the price hike.
And Mediacom’s internet data caps are softened by the fact that the caps get ridiculously high on faster plans. Its gigabit internet plan has a 6,000 GB data cap—that would be really difficult to reach.
- Gigabit internet speeds
- Month-to-month service
- Installation discounts
- Price hikes after first year
- Data caps on all internet plans
- No standalone TV offers
Mediacom promotions and deals
Mediacom gives new customers a discount for signing up online. We saw that discount range from $85.00–$99.99 (which basically negates the standard installation fee) depending on location. But you can get this discount only if you sign up online.
Mediacom internet, TV, mobile, and bundling
*Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. Data effective 12/03/19. Prices per month for one year.
Mediacom offers cable internet, TV, and home phone services. You can sign up for internet service by itself, but the others are offered only in Double Play and Triple Play bundles.
Get enough bandwidth and data for binge-watching Mindhunter and grinding for Destiny 2 event loot.
Mediacom internet offers plans ranging from 60 Mbps to 1,000 Mbps.
We like Mediacom Internet 100 because it gives you a great balance of speed, price, and data without going over the top. Compare more of Mediacom’s plans and prices in our Mediacom internet review.
Mediacom’s Xtream Silver 100 Triple Play bundle is a great place to start looking if you need TV, internet, and home phone services. It includes single-room DVR service as well. And even though the bundle comes with a 100 Mbps internet plan by default, you can upgrade your internet speeds all the way up to 1 Gbps.
Of course, other bundle options could be a better fit if you want more (or fewer) TV options. If that’s the case, check out our review of Mediacom bundles.
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Mediacom fees and charges
Look, no one likes fees. But it’s better to know about them than to get hit with a surprise when your bill comes.
We love it when providers round up all their fees and charges in one place for handy reference. Mediacom does this with its online rate card, which shows taxes, fees, and charges by area when you type in your ZIP code.
Some fees are standard across Mediacom’s service areas. The standard installation rate is $99.99, for instance. Other charges, like taxes and late fees, vary depending on where you live.
Mediacom charges all the usual fees you’d expect from a cable provider (installation fees, late fees, and equipment rental fees), plus some sneaky extra charges:
- A $15-per-month Internet Surcharge Fee for internet-only customers
- A $10 activation fee when you set up service
- A $4.95-per-month Home Wire Maintenance fee
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Mediacom’s variety of internet plans and bundles offer something to fit every household. Its internet service is speedy and reliable, and its TV bundles offer a good value.
Mediacom does have some quirky downsides like internet data caps and price hikes after the first year. But overall, it offers solid TV and internet services.