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May 20, 2015
Mediacom Business Press Release

Mediacom Business Makes Gigabit+ Broadband Available to 62 Communities in Alabama

Drives economic development, healthcare telemedicine advancements, and e-learning initiatives in schools

Mobile, AL – May 19, 2015Mediacom, a recognized leader in providing broadband connectivity to rural America, has invested more than $1 billion over the past four years to operate, expand, and upgrade its robust broadband infrastructure that serves businesses in some 1,500 communities across 22 states, according to Dan Templin, Senior Vice President of Mediacom Business.

“In Alabama alone, Mediacom Business’ Gigabit+ Fiber Solutions™ has had a positive impact on economic development, telemedicine advancements for healthcare, and e-learning initiatives in schools by providing the type of broadband access that is available in the largest metro areas and creating transformational experiences for businesses,” Mr. Templin said.

With over 40,000 fiber miles throughout the state of Alabama, Mediacom Business’ fiber-optic network now provides Gigabit+ broadband capacity to 62 communities and connects more than 200 business locations, including municipalities, schools, healthcare facilities, and other community anchor institutions. In Alabama today, business locations are utilizing Gigabit+ Fiber Solutions from Mediacom Business at the speed of 1 gigabit per second.

While companies like Google are boasting in the news media about their ability to provide commercial businesses with access to advanced broadband services, the proprietary Mediacom Business fiber-optic network is up, running, and already delivering speeds of one Gigabit and beyond. Within Mediacom’s footprint, business customers of every size and scope now have access to the broadband capacity needed to connect multiple locations so data can be shared simultaneously no matter where employees are located.

With the help of Mediacom Business, the Brewton City School District in rural Alabama, with a population of just 6,000, can rely on a fiber network to enhance classroom education curriculum. The district’s network lacked adequate bandwidth to integrate technology in the classroom without maxing out their everyday connection. Mediacom Business Gigabit+ Fiber Solutions are now allowing the district’s students and teachers to reap the rewards of e-learning with access to advanced education technologies.

About Mediacom Communications

Mediacom Communications Corporation 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 customer concentration in the Midwestern and Southeastern regions. Mediacom Communications offers a wide array of information, communications and entertainment services, including video, high-speed data and phone, and provides innovative broadband communications solutions through its Mediacom Business division. Mediacom Communications’ advertising sales and productions services are sold under its OnMedia division. More information about Mediacom Communications is available at More information about Mediacom Business Gigabit+ Fiber Solutions can be found at

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