Mediacom Communications launches gigabit broadband in Alabama, Tennessee markets

Mediacom Communications has launched 1-gigabit Internet speeds across its entire Huntsville area service territory, the company said.

As a result, residents and small businesses in the northern Alabama and southern Tennessee communities passed by Mediacom´s fiber-rich digital network will be able to enjoy download speeds that are up to 40 times faster than the minimum broadband definition set by the Federal Communications Commission.

Mediacom was the first major US cable company to fully transition to the DOCSIS 3.1 “Gigasphere” platform, the latest generation of broadband technology.

The company will utilize Gigasphere to bring gigabit broadband services to virtually all of the 3m homes and businesses within its 22 state footprint. To date, Mediacom has launched 1-gig Internet services in over 350 communities.

As DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems become more readily available in the marketplace, Mediacom will announce additional 1-gig Internet launches on a market by market basis throughout the remainder of the year.

In conjunction with each 1-gig Internet announcement, Mediacom will also introduce a new 500 Mbps tier of service.

Mediacom said it is investing its own money to make 1-gig Internet speeds available across its entire Huntsville area network, to every home in the neighborhoods the company serves.

In total, this launch will benefit 18 communities in Madison County and Limestone County, Alabama, and Giles County and Lincoln County, Tennessee.