The Need For Speed: Mediacom Over-Delivers on its Promise of Fast Internet Service

Written by Kristi Salmon on November 14, 2014.

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Results from the latest FCC speed test are in, and for the third year in a row, Mediacom's Internet service consistently outperformed DSL

Mediacom is proud to take its place among the leaders in the telecommunications industry, and has an unflinching commitment to create best-in-class services to its customers.

In fact, the FCC has ranked Mediacom among the top four wireline ISPs nationally.

The 2014 Measuring Broadband America Report on Fixed Broadband contains the most recent data collected from ISPs as part of the FCC’s Measuring Broadband America program.

The FCC found that customers subscribing to Mediacom’s Internet service during peak hours were, on average, actually receiving 107% of advertised speeds.

This program is an ongoing, rigorous, nationwide study of consumer broadband performance in the United States.   It measures the network performance delivered to a representative set of the population and service tier demographics across the country.  The Report focuses on four ISP delivery technologies—DSL, cable, fiber, and satellite – and examines offerings from 14 of the largest broadband providers, which collectively account for over 80 percent of U.S. residential broadband connections.

According to the agency’s findings, DSL consistently underperformed and achieved less than advertised speeds.

The report’s sample population is drawn from thousands of volunteers.  The thousands of American consumers who volunteered their time to help improve a federal agency's intent on measuring broadband speeds – with an eye towards improving the overall broadband experience for all subscribers – is telling of the fervor and commitment to the digital experience upon which we all rely on a daily basis.

This is the fourth report published by the FCC, in efforts to fulfill the agency’s goal of continuing to evolve the speeds and quality of service at which broadband access is commonly available to the American public.

The FCC is encouraged that many stakeholders have found this ongoing measurement study valuable, and that certain ISPs have adopted the methodology, developed their own internal broadband performance testing programs, and made improvements to their ongoing disclosures to consumers.