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Mediacom announces transition to 10G platform in Iowa


Mediacom Communications today announced it is starting to transition the company to its new 10G platform. According to a news release, the platform will allow Mediacom to scale from its current 1-gigabit offerings to speeds of 10 gigabits per second in the coming years. Over 30% of the West Des Moines market is already upgraded, the release said, and Mediacom expects to finish the rollout of the 10G platform in the city by the end of July 2023. 

“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.”

The release said additional 10G markets will be announced at a later date. On the 10G platform, the release said new and existing customers will be able to access speed enhancements, which include:

• 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 1,000 mbps download by 1,000 mbps upload.

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