About a month ago I pointed out
that Mediacom would soon be forcing all
of their customers on to capped and metered plans. In 2012 the company imposed usage caps ranging from 150 GB to 999 GB while charging users $10 per each additional 50 GB consumed -- but only for new customers. As of tomorrow, all Mediacom customers will be placed under the new metered pricing.
I've learned from Mediacom that as the company implements the new system for everyone, they're raising caps on some tiers -- and introducing a faster 105 Mbps tier as well. Here's a breakdown of what caps used to be for customers, and what they'll be starting tomorrow (pricing may vary depending on promotion and regional competition):
•Mediacom Launch (3 Mbps, $28): Still 150GB
•Mediacom Prime (12-15 Mbps, $46): Still 250GB
•Mediacom Prime Plus (20 Mbps, $55): Still 350GB
•Mediacom Ultra (50 Mbps, $95): Still 999GB
•Mediacom Ultra Plus (105 Mbps, $100): Was 999GB, Now 2000 GB
In addition to these tiers, Mediacom says they're now offering an Ultra Plus 3T tier in many locations that offers 105 Mbps downstream speeds, and a 3000 GB cap for $150 per month. The company's justification for why these caps are needed treads some fairly familiar grounds for our readers.
"Our philosophy is that customers who pay for a higher level of service deserve faster speeds and larger monthly usage allowances," Mediacom's Tom Larson tells DSLReports. "We believe these updated monthly usage allowances add more value to our fastest Internet products, and help more clearly differentiate the various levels of residential Internet service we offer."
What do you think?