Mediacom Communications rolls out gigabit broadband services in Minnesota markets

Mediacom Communications has begun launching 1-gig Internet speeds within its expansive Minnesota service territory, the company said.

As a result, residents and small businesses in over 80 cities and towns passed by Mediacom´s fiber-rich digital network are now 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 3 million homes and businesses within its 22 state footprint. To date, Mediacom has launched 1 Gig Internet services in over 500 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, including 100 additional Minnesota communities over the next few months.

Gigasphere is the brand name for products and services that use a technical specification called DOCSIS 3.1, the next generation of DOCSIS services developed and advanced by CableLabs, the US cable industry´s research and development consortium, and its members.

Mediacom Communications Corporation is the 5th largest cable operator in the US serving over 1.3 million customers in smaller markets primarily in the Midwest and Southeast.