Mediacom is gearing up to roll out public Wi-Fi networks in select cities in Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Georgia and elsewhere, and is hoping to potentially support roaming onto the Wi-Fi networks of other providers like Comcast and Charter Communications, the company said.
Mediacom Business has installed a high-capacity fiber connection at the University of Northern Iowa's (UNI) Metal Casting Center on the TechWorks Campus in downtown Waterloo. The new network connection will be able to support the higher bandwidth demands students and manufacturers will need in preparing CAD documents in conjunction with Hawkeye Community College for 3D printing.
Mediacom ranked dead last in a customer satisfaction survey of TV service providers conducted by Consumer Reports, followed closely by Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications.
Mediacom is dealing with twin PR fires, handling outages in Iowa that impacted a reported 10,000 customers, while also dealing with the fallout of finishing dead-last in a well-publicized customer-satisfaction survey of pay-TV operators.
A federal judge in Iowa City has ruled that local operator ImOn Communications can proceed with a municipal broadband project, despite a pending lawsuit filed against it by Mediacom Communications.
In terms of video subscriber growth, it was a tale of two cable MSO segments during the first quarter. While the largest cable providers such as Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications collectively added 89,000 new subscribers, a number of mid-sized operators lost customers.
Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications collectively added 89,000 video subscribers in the first quarter, but the return to pay-TV growth appears to be confined to the top.
Mediacom reported largely flat customer metrics in the first quarter, but did increase quarterly revenue by 5.9 percent to $444.8 million.
Mediacom has added Cedar Rapids-based ImOn Communications to its lawsuit against Iowa City, alleging the city and the local operator conspired to conduct a municipal broadband project without a franchise agreement.
In a case being watched by installation companies involved-- or thinking about being involved-- with municipal broadband projects, Mediacom has added Cedar Rapids-based ImOn Communications to its...