Mediacom Communications Launches Mediacom Mobile

Mediacom Communications Launches Mediacom Mobile

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Mediacom Communications today announced the launch of Mediacom Mobile, the company’s new mobile phone service. Offered in partnership with Verizon, Mediacom Mobile will provide consumers speed, scale, reliability, and wide-ranging availability at incredibly affordable rates.

Designed to be paired with Mediacom Xtream Internet service, Mediacom Mobile is available in two simple, budget-friendly residential plans:

  • Unlimited Plan – Unlimited mobile service for $40 per month, per line including all taxes and fees.
  • By the Gig Plan – Pay as you go mobile phone service for $15 per month, per gigabyte including all taxes and fees.

As an authorized Verizon mobile virtual network operator, Mediacom Mobile gives consumers access to America’s most awarded network. Moreover, Mediacom Mobile customers will be able to seamlessly access thousands of Mediacom Xtream WiFi Hotspots across the nation for an enhanced wireless experience inside and outside the home.

“Our core mission as a company has always been to bring the very best communications services to the communities we serve,” said Tapan Dandnaik, Mediacom’s SVP of Operations, Product Strategy and Consumer Experience. “By combining a proven national wireless network with our fast and reliable fiber-rich Gigabit speeds, robust Xtream Wi-Fi capabilities, and simple, affordable pricing plans, we believe Mediacom Mobile creates a ubiquitous connected experience and a compelling wireless solution for consumers.”

“Verizon, a global leader in telecommunications and technology, is committed to providing exceptional service to customers, and MVNO partners like Mediacom are a vital part of our wholesale strategy to deliver superior customer experiences and value that consumers are looking for,” said Mario Turco, Vice President – Wholesale, Verizon Consumer Group. “We are excited to share in Mediacom’s success launching their wireless services on our network”.

If you are interested in exploring whether Mediacom Mobile is right for you, please visit mediacommobile.com or call 1-855-633-4226.

 

Source: Mediacom

Mediacom Communications Launches Xumo Stream Box

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Mediacom Communications today announced Xumo Stream Box is now available to its Xtream Internet customers.

Available at no additional monthly cost to Xtream customers, Xumo Stream Box is powered by a new, global entertainment operating system that makes it easy for customers to find and watch the content they love.

“Xumo Stream Box is an incredibly versatile and consumer-friendly technology that seamlessly integrates our market leading broadband speeds with a world class streaming experience,” said Tapan Dandnaik, Mediacom’s SVP of Operations, Product Strategy and Consumer Experience. “We are thrilled to be among the first companies to bring this cutting-edge device to market.”

With Xumo Stream Box, Mediacom’s Xtream Internet customers can:

Watch more, search less:

  • Customers can search for a show or movie by saying its name into the included voice remote, and Xumo Stream Box will search across available apps and services to find it.
  • Xumo Stream Box uses both AI-driven personalization and a team of editors to surface content recommendations within the experience, helping customers find something to watch without having to jump in and out of apps.

Lean-back and Enjoy Hundreds of Free Live Channels:

  • The built-in channel guide makes browsing through Xumo Play’s 300+ channels spanning live local and national news, movies, sports, reality shows, crime TV, kids programming and more a seamless part of the experience.
  • Upon startup, customers will see a “currently playing” tile that shows what’s airing on the last Xumo Play channel they watched, making it quick and easy to jump back into their favorite programming.

Instant app access, with more ways to personalize than ever:

  • Xumo Stream Box comes preloaded with hundreds of streaming apps, no need for customers to download before they watch. They can simply say the name of the streaming service into the voice remote, and Xumo Stream Box will find and launch it.
  • With “My List,” Xtream customers can build personalized viewing lists for every member of the family. With just one click, customers can add any show or movie available on Xumo Stream Box to a specific list, giving them a quick way to find what to watch next.

Xtream customers interested in learning more about Xumo Stream Box can visit mediacomcable.com/products/xumo/.

Xumo, a joint venture between Comcast and Charter, delivers the next generation of video entertainment to consumers. Among its offerings is Xumo Stream Box, a 4K streaming device powered by Comcast’s newest entertainment experience, Entertainment OS. Mediacom joins Charter and Comcast as the third U.S.-based cable operator to offer Xumo Stream Box to its customers.

Soource: BusinessWire

Mediacom Offers $60,000 in Scholarships to High School Seniors

Online Applications Now Available for Students in all Mediacom Areas

 

Mediacom Communications is offering $60,000 in scholarship support for high school seniors who plan to obtain further education. The scholarship program is in its 22nd consecutive year and Mediacom’s investment will award $1,000 World Class Scholarships to 60 high school seniors.

Scholarship recipients are given the flexibility to use the financial awards to support post-secondary college costs or vocational training from an accredited institution starting in the fall of 2023. Award selection is based on academic achievement and leadership accomplishments.

Applications for Mediacom’s World Class Scholarships are available online: mediacomworldclass.com. Information recently was sent to all high schools in areas where Mediacom delivers its high-speed internet services. School officials are asked to encourage seniors to submit applications on or before the January 30, 2023 deadline.

“Our company makes it a priority to give back to communities in which we do business, and we believe one of the best ways is to invest in promising young students who will be our future leaders,” said Mediacom Senior Vice President Ed Pardini.

Applicants do not have to be Mediacom customers but must live in areas where Mediacom’s
fiber-rich broadband network delivers Gigabit-speed internet service. Recipients will be selected from the 22 states where Mediacom’s residential customers reside. A complete list of communities in Mediacom service areas is included with the online application. Inquiries may be sent to scholarship@mediacomcc.com.

Mediacom Communications Named US Best Managed Company for Second Straight Year

Mediacom Communications Corporation is proud to announce it has been selected as a 2022 US Best Managed Company. Sponsored by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal, the program recognizes outstanding U.S. private companies and the achievements of their management teams. This marks the second year in a row that Mediacom has earned this distinguished honor.

The 2022 designees are U.S. private companies that have demonstrated excellence in strategic planning and execution, a commitment to their people and fostering a dynamic, resilient culture, as well as strong financials. These companies continued to propel their businesses forward by prioritizing purpose, investing in their workforces, and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within their organizations.

“On the heels of reaching the historic milestone of 100 consecutive quarters of year-over-year revenue growth, we are incredibly honored to once again be named a US Best Managed Company,” said Rocco B. Commisso, Mediacom’s founder, Chairman and CEO.  “Each day, the 4,000 members of the Mediacom Family strive to provide the residents and businesses in the 1,500 communities we serve access to the tools and technology needed to keep pace in today’s global economy. This esteemed recognition would not have been possible without their unwavering dedication to our customers.”

Applicants are evaluated and selected by a panel of external judges focused on assessing hallmarks of excellence in four key areas: strategy, ability to execute, corporate culture and governance/financial performance. They join a global ecosystem of honorees from more than 40 countries recognized by the Best Managed Companies program.

About the Best Managed Companies Program

The Best Managed Companies program is a mark of excellence for private companies. U.S. designees have revenues of at least $250 million. Hundreds of private companies around the world have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates four key criteria in their management skills and practices — strategy, execution, culture and financials. U.S. program sponsors are Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal. For more information, visit www.usbestmanagedcompanies.com.

 

Source: Mediacom

Mediacom Raising Internet Download Speeds for Majority of Customers

Mediacom Communications announced today it is giving a substantial download speed boost to many of the company’s most popular Xtream internet tiers.  Effective immediately, the following upgrades will be made available to over 900,000 customers nationally at no additional charge:

  • Download speeds for Access Internet 60 will rise to 100 Mbps, a 67% increase.
  • Download speeds for Internet 100 will jump to 200 Mbps, a 100% increase.
  • Download speeds for Internet 300 will move to 400 Mbps, a 33% increase.

In addition, Mediacom will be doubling the download speeds for the Connect2Compete Plus (C2C+) tier from 50 Mbps to 100 Mbps.  C2C+ offers qualifying customers a complete high-speed broadband experience for just $30 per month.  The service is designed to work in conjunction with the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) which provides a corresponding $30 monthly benefit ($75 in Tribal Areas) to help eligible households pay for broadband access.  The ACP benefit is available to households with income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or if a member of the household participates in SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, Lifeline or certain other federal programs.

“Similar to our 2021 launch of Xtream WiFi 360pro which is now being used in more than 50,000 homes and businesses served by Mediacom, these speed enhancements are being implemented to facilitate the seamless connection of more internet-enabled devices and enrich the consumer experience,” said John Pascarelli, Mediacom’s Executive Vice President of Operations.

Customers may have to reboot their modem for the speed changes to take effect.  In addition, older modems may need to be upgraded to take full advantage of the increased speeds. Older modems leased from Mediacom are eligible to be exchanged at no additional charge.  For customers who own their modems, information about equipment compatibility can be found online.

 

Source: Mediacom

Mediacom Announces New High-Speed Internet Programs to Connect Low-Income Households

Mediacom Communications today announced its participation in the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a new program designed to help more Americans lower the monthly cost of home internet service.

The ACP is administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Qualifying households can receive a credit of up to $30 off their monthly internet service bill Eligibility is defined by the FCC and targets households with income less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or that participate in government programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, WIC, and Lifeline.

To maximize the ACP benefit, Mediacom has launched a new internet service called Connect2Compete-Plus (C2C+) with a $30 per month price including modem and unlimited data for qualifying households. The new C2C+ tier delivers internet download speeds of up to 50 Mbps and is one of many speed options available to customers who participate in the ACP.

“With more people than ever before working and studying from home due to the COVID pandemic, access to high-speed broadband is a necessity for most families,” said Ed Pardini, Mediacom’s senior vice president of field operations. “By participating in ACP and launching C2C+, we hope to provide more opportunities for low-income households to get and stay connected to the internet.”

Recent federal legislation created the ACP to replace the temporary Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program. Mediacom enrolled more than 13,000 households in the EBB program during 2021. Existing EBB customers will continue to receive monthly benefits of up to $50 per month through March 1. Mediacom is working with its EBB customers to transition them into the ACP.

The ACP benefit is available to both new and existing Mediacom customers who qualify.  Households interested in participating in the ACP must confirm eligibility through the Affordable Connectivity Website and can then enroll in the program. Information can be found online (below) or by calling: 855-330-6918 (toll-free).

www.fcc.gov/acp

mediacomcable.com/acp

Source: Mediacom

Mediacom Lights up Gigabit Service in Indiana

by: Daniel Frankel

Mediacom continued its quest to become the first U.S. cable operator to convert its HFC-based network entirely to DOCSIS 3.1 by the end of 2017, setting up 1 Gbps services in its 20-county Indiana footprint. Mediacom isn’t the first operator to reach Indiana with DOCSIS 3.1-powered 1-gig services-Comcast announced in late-May that it’s $140-a-month DOCSIS 3.1 product was available in the state. However, the state’s dominant MSO still isn’t advertising its 1-gig product in key areas like Indianapolis.

Mediacom representatives didn’t immediately respond to inquiries on pricing for their 1-gig offering, but the operator has also priced its services at $140 a month in markets in which it has previously deployed DOCSIS 3.1

“Mediacom has invested over $8 billion of private capital in its national network to ensure that the hardworking people living in America’s smaller cities and towns can access world-class communications services,” said Todd Curtis, group VP of Mediacom’s Lincoln Region, in a statement. “We want the people and businesses of Indiana to succeed, and that is why we are thrilled to be able to offer ultrafast gigabit internet services across the entirety of our Hoosier State service territory.”

“In today’s global economy, access to high-quality, high-speed broadband is critical to driving local economic growth,” added Indiana Rep. Dave Ober, chair of the House Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications, also speaking in Mediacom’s press release. “Thanks to Mediacom’s efforts to make gigabit broadband available in the smaller rural markets it serves, communities across northern Indiana will have access to the same or better broadband speeds as America’s largest cities.”