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May 20, 2015
Mediacom Business Press Release

Mediacom Business Makes Gigabit+ Broadband Available to 390 Communities in Illinois

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

Moline, IL – 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 Illinois alone, Mediacom Business’ Gigabit+ Fiber Solutions™ have 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 by creating transformational experiences for businesses,” Mr. Templin said.

With over 120,000 fiber miles throughout the state of Illinois, Mediacom Business’ fiber-optic network now provides Gigabit+ broadband capacity to 390 communities and connects more than 1,100 business locations, including municipalities, schools, healthcare facilities, and other community anchor institutions. In Illinois today, business locations are utilizing Gigabit+ Fiber Solutions from Mediacom Business at speeds ranging from 1 to 2 gigabits 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, Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH), a not-for-profit health care system serving the Carbondale, Illinois area, has interconnected 3 hospitals and 21 clinics across 16 counties over an advanced fiber-optic network. SIH’s 3,400 employees and medical professionals are now engaging in telemedicine, enabling them to share patient data and electronic medical records in real-time outside of their main location.

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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