Re: Mediacom competition Amazing that Frontier offers 24/2 DSL in Marion, IL. Here, near Peoria, IL, they only offer 3/.7 DSL here for slightly less $. I verified that 3M DSL is their maximum offering to my house, with the local technical supervisor. My other choice is Comcast. However, new fiber provider coming soon(cannot wait)!
Mediacom is a major cable/internet provider in rural Illinois communities. Their major Telco DSL competition is Frontier. Other DSL competition would include Fairpoint, Century Link, some AT&T DSL, Consolidated, and assorted small telcos.
I doubt that many rural Mediacom customers have access to anything approaching some of the high speeds listed above.