Mediacom said it has completed upgrades to its hybrid fiber coax (HFC) network in West Des Moines, enabling the company to offer speeds up to 2/1 Gbps.

The network upgrades are aimed at eventually supporting DOCSIS 4.0 and what the cable industry calls “10G” – a suite of technologies designed to support speeds up to 10 Gbps in the downstream direction in the future. DOCSIS 4.0 is the latest generation of cable modem technology aimed at supporting even faster speeds.

Mediacom will be upgrading three of its service tiers to higher speeds and will offer two new speed tiers. A company spokesperson shared pricing with Telecompetitor for each speed tier, as follows:

  • Internet 100 becomes Internet 100 Symmetrical –  $39.99
  • Internet 300 upload speed increases from 20 Mbps to 100 Mbps-  $94.99
  • Internet 1 Gig upload speeds double from 50 Mbps to 100 Mbps –  $114.99
  • New Internet 1 Gig Symmetrical –  $154.99
  • New Internet 2 Gig Unlimited provides speeds of 2/1 Gbps- $179.99

The company also said it also will be making upgrades in additional Iowa communities, including Bertram, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Fairfax, Hiawatha and Marion, as well as portions of unincorporated Linn County.

Mediacom announced plans for the Des Moines network upgrades earlier this year. At that time, the company’s chief technology office detailed those upgrades via an email to Telecompetitor from a company spokesperson:

  • Substantial node densification
  • Removal of RF Video (transition to IP Video)
  • Upgrade all nodes to DOCSIS 4.0-ready RMDs
  • Upgrade HFC architecture to 1.2 GHz high-split

Additional information about those technologies can be found in this previous Telecompetitor post.

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