We're beginning to get some information about Mediacom's new gigabit internet service, aka "Gigasphere", that the company is launching across Iowa.
A new web page was recently created with some general information (but not pricing details) about the service: https://mediacomcable.com/products/internet/1gig
We do have some pricing information courtesy of a person who lives in an Iowa community who called and asked. They were told that the Gigabit service would be $139.00 per month ($147.27 with cable modem rental) and that their 500 MB service would be $119.00 per month ($127.27 with modem). The person who shared this information decided to order the 500 MB service and was told a pre-configured DOCSIS 3.1 modem would be shipped to him next week. He's going to report back on his experience.
Meanwhile, it appears that Medicom is increasing rates on all of its internet tiers. As this Des Moines Register story outlines, internet rates will go up $5.00 per month. Their lowest tier of service, now bumped up to 60 Mbps, will start at $54.99 a month.
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