Mediacom Unveils 105 Mbps Pricing
You might want to have some disposable income handy...
by Karl Bode 04:32PM Monday Dec 07 2009 Tipped by jbond026
A few weeks ago cable provider Mediacom was the latest to try and claim the broadband speed crown by announcing plans to offer 105/10 Mbps DOCSIS 3.0 service in Waterloo, Iowa
, topping a 101 Mbps service by Optimum Online unveiled last April
. As with Optimum's service (which is $99, but comes with a $300 "activation fee") the pricing isn't for the faint of heart. According to comments by MediaCom
to industry trade mag Multichannel News, the 105 Mbps tier will cost $150 per month for 12 months and about $200 per month after. Mediacom, which says they'll be deploying DOCSIS 3.0 to eight other unnamed markets shortly, also says they'll offer a 50/5 Mbps tier. That tier will run you $99 for twelve months, then somewhere around $130 (apparently Mediacom's still thinking about it) after that.