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Mediacom Kicks Off Transition to New 10G Platform in Iowa

Increased upload speeds and new symmetrical offerings are among the many consumer benefits 

WEST DES MOINES, IA – FEBRUARY 16, 2023 -- Mediacom Communications today announced the company has begun transitioning Iowa’s leading gigabit network to the new 10G Platform.  Consumers in West Des Moines will be among the first to enjoy the immediate benefits from this breakthrough technology including up to 2x-to-10x faster upload speeds, new symmetrical speed offerings, increased energy efficiency, lower latency, faster troubleshooting, and greater network reliability. 

The scalability of the 10G Platform will seamlessly allow Mediacom to ramp up from the 1-gigabit offerings of today to speeds of 10 gigabits per second and beyond in the coming years.  Since this new 10G technology is delivered using Mediacom’s existing network architecture and the connections already installed at most customers’ homes, there is no digging up of yards to add bulky equipment or bury cables required.

As communities make the switch to the 10G Platform, new and existing customers will be able to take advantage of the following speed enhancements:

  • 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 1000 Mbps down by 1000 Mbps up

“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.”

With over 30% of the West Des Moines market already upgraded, Mediacom expects to finish the rollout of the 10G platform across West Des Moines by the end of July 2023. Additional 10G markets will be announced at a later date.


Thomas Larsen
SVP - Government & Public Relations

About Mediacom Communications

Mediacom Communications Corporation is the 5th largest cable operator in the United States and the leading gigabit broadband provider to smaller markets primarily in the Midwest and Southeast. Through its fiber-rich network, Mediacom provides high-speed data, video and phone services to over 1.4 million households and businesses across 22 states. The company delivers scalable broadband solutions to commercial and public-sector customers of all sizes through Mediacom Business, and sells advertising and production services under the OnMedia brand. More information about Mediacom is available at