Mediacom Communications investments drive Iowa to #1 ranking

A little over a year after Mediacom Communications announced the company launched 1 Gig Internet service across its entire Iowa footprint, the Hawkeye State garnered the top ranking in the US News Best States Overall Ranking powered by McKinsey & Company, the company said.

In January 2017, Mediacom began offering ultra-fast 1-Gig Internet to all of the nearly 1 million households and businesses in the more than 300 Iowa communities passed by the company´s fiber-rich digital network. In announcing the statewide rollout of these next generation services, Mediacom´s founder and CEO, Rocco B. Commisso, noted that as a result of the company´s private investment, “Iowa is not only Mediacom´s first gigabit state, but now leads all US states in gigabit broadband availability.”

Thirteen months later, Commisso´s statement rang true as the state´s #1 ranking in the Infrastructure category propelled Iowa to the top of the US News Best States rankings. Specifically, US News found that more Iowa households have access to high-speed broadband Internet of at least 1 gigabit per second than any other state in the country.

Mediacom Communications Corporation is the 5th largest cable operator in the US serving almost 1.4 million customers in smaller markets primarily in the Midwest and Southeast. Mediacom offers a wide array of information, communications and entertainment services to households and businesses, including video, high-speed data, phone, and home security and automation. Through Mediacom Business, the company provides innovative broadband solutions to commercial and public sector customers of all sizes, and sells advertising and production services under the OnMedia brand. More information about Mediacom is available at