Mediacom Communications announced today the company now has more than 50,000 combined residential and business customers subscribing to its 1-Gig internet (1,000 megabits per second) service offerings.
In 2017, Mediacom began systematically launching gigabit internet services as part of an aggressive 3-year, $1 billion capital investment strategy. By the end of that same year, Mediacom had become the first major U.S. cable company to launch 1-Gig internet across its national network.
“The growing popularity of gigabit internet in our markets is proof positive that our fiber-rich network has become a true economic and social engine for the small cities and towns we serve across America,” said John Pascarelli, Mediacom’s Executive Vice President of Operations. “Whether Mediacom’s network is incubating tech start-ups, supporting tele-medicine initiatives, connecting growing businesses to the global marketplace or providing senior citizens with the tools to continue living comfortably in their own homes, we are proud that our private investments have become a catalyst for public good.”
Earlier this year, Mediacom joined with NCTA – The Internet & Television Association, CableLabs and other industry partners in announcing plans to expand beyond the current gigabit offerings to a more powerful 10G technology platform. The next great advancement in broadband, 10G will combine greater capacity and lower latency with symmetrical 10 gigabit per second speeds. With field trials planned for 2020, Mediacom is positioned to once again be at the forefront of the next internet speed revolution.
“Our rapid deployment of 1-Gig internet demonstrated Mediacom’s ability to deliver ultra-fast speeds in the communities we serve more quickly and economically than other providers,” continued Pascarelli. “The scalability of our fiber-rich network is perfectly situated to harness the incredible power and promise of 10G.”
“Mediacom’s success in deploying gigabit service across its footprint in both urban and rural communities demonstrates the cable industry’s leadership in making America a leader in today’s global digital economy,” said Michael Powell, President & CEO, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association. “As we push ahead with the industry’s 10G vision, we already have a foundational network in place with the scalability and power to meet America’s internet demand well into the future.”
About Mediacom Communications
Mediacom Communications Corporation is the 5th largest cable operator in the United States and the leading gigabit broadband provider to smaller markets primarily in the Midwest and Southeast. Through its fiber-rich network, Mediacom provides high-speed data, video and phone services to nearly 1.4 million households and businesses across 22 states. The company delivers scalable broadband solutions to commercial and public-sector customers of all sizes through Mediacom Business, and sells advertising and production services under the OnMedia brand. More information about Mediacom is available at www.mediacomcable.com.