Mediacom Launches 10G Upgrade in Iowa

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa—Mediacom Communications has announced the company has begun transitioning its Iowa operations to the new 10G  Platform that the cable industry has been touting as the next generation of broadband services with much faster internet speeds and reliability. 

Mediacom reported that consumers in West Des Moines will be among the first to enjoy the immediate benefits  from 10G with 2x-to-10x faster upload speeds, new  symmetrical speed offerings, increased energy efficiency, lower latency, faster troubleshooting, and greater network reliability.  

The scalability of the 10G Platform will seamlessly allow Mediacom to ramp up from the 1-gigabit offerings of today to speeds of 10 gigabits per second and beyond in the coming years, the company said. 

In addition, it will be able to deliver the new 10G technology using Mediacom’s existing network architecture and the  connections already installed at most customers’ homes, which means that it won’t have to dig up yards, bury new cable or add bulky equipment.   

“We are incredibly excited to kick off the transition of Mediacom’s Iowa network to the game changing 10G Platform,” said Steve Purcell, Group VP of Mediacom’s Capitol Region. “This  breakthrough technology is specifically designed to stay ahead of the ever-growing demand for  consumer connectivity with minimal disruption to the lives of our customers.” 

With over 30% of the West Des Moines market already upgraded, Mediacom expects to finish the  rollout of the 10G platform across West Des Moines by the end of July 2023. Additional 10G markets will be announced at a later date.  

Mediacom reported that as communities are upgraded to the 10G Platform, new and existing customers will be able to take advantage of the following speed enhancements in its broadband products: 

  • Internet 100 becomes Internet 100 Symmetrical as upload speeds receive a 10x increase  from 10 megabits per second (Mbps) to 100 Mbps.
  • Internet 300 upload speeds gain a 5x speed boost from 20 Mbps to 100 Mbps.
  • Internet 600 upload speeds get over a 3x speed boost from 30 Mbps to 100 Mbps.
  • Internet 1 Gig upload speeds double from 50 Mbps to 100 Mbps.
  • New Internet 1 Gig Symmetrical tier introduced with speeds of 1000 Mbps down by 1000  Mbps up. 
George Winslow

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