Mediacom Boosts Speeds

Mediacom Communications said Tuesday it is boosting its Internet speeds over the next several months at no additional charge.

Prime Plus service will go from 30 to 50 Mbps downstream, and from 3 Mbps to 5 Mbps upstream. Ultra Service will double its speeds from 50 to 100 Mbps down, and from 5 to 10 up.

Ultra Plus will go from 100 Mbps to 150 Mbps down, and from 10Mbps  to 20Mbps up.

Prime Plus and Ultra speeds will increase in early June, while Ultra Plus will roll out throughout the summer.

Speed sells, and is also in line with the new emphasis in Washington on sufficient speed as a measure of broadband deployment and availability as higher bandwidth applications, like streaming video, become the new normal.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.