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FCC report: Mediacom customers receive better than advertised speeds

Jul 01, 2014

The Federal Communications Commission has issued its latest study of residential broadband performance in the United States and confirmed that Mediacom is one of the nation’s top internet service providers when it comes to routinely delivering advertised broadband speeds.

The FCC’s 2014 Measuring Broadband America Report indicated that Mediacom customers were receiving, on average, sustained peak period broadband performance equal to 107 percent of advertised download speeds. Specifically, the report stated Mediacom customers subscribing to the company’s 15 megabit per second (Mbps) service were actually receiving average download speeds of 16.03 Mbps during peak internet traffic periods, 7 to 11 p.m. local time.

With respect to delivering advertised internet upload speeds during peak periods and over a 24-hour sustained period, Mediacom was ranked as the top cable company and top two wireline ISPs nationally.

“This report is objective proof that Mediacom customers are getting what they pay for, a high-quality, reliable broadband experience,” said Ed Pardini, Mediacom’s senior vice president of operations. “Consumers today expect their ISP to deliver fast speeds that are consistently sustained while they engage in video streaming, large file transfers, video chats, or other activities. That is the strength of Mediacom’s fiber-based broadband network, as verified by this rigorous FCC test.”

The FCC’s report also concluded that consumers continue to migrate to faster speed tiers. To stay ahead of this trend, Pardini said, Mediacom has made significant upgrades to its fiber rich network. Today, over 98 percent of Mediacom’s residential customers now have access to an innovative broadband technology known as DOCSIS 3.0 that allows them to choose ultra-fast download speeds from up to 50 Mbps, 100 Mpbs, 150 Mbps and even 300 Mbps in some areas.

The FCC’s report can be viewed online at www.fcc.gov/reports/measuring-broadband-america-2014.

Mediacom Communications is the nation's eighth-largest cable television company and one of the leading cable operators focused on serving the smaller cities in the United States, with a significant concentration in the Midwestern and Southeastern regions. For more information about Mediacom Communications, go to www.mediacomcc.com.

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