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Mediacom Communications
Type Public (NASDAQMCCC)
Founded 1995
Headquarters Middletown, NY USA
Key people Rocco B. Commisso, Chairman & CEO
Mark E. Stephan, CFO
Industry Telecommunications
Products Cable Television, Broadband Internet, VoIP
Revenue $1.4 Billion USD (2008)
Net income -$77.5 Million USD (2008)
Employees 4,500 (2008)
Mediacom's main office in Middletown, New York

Mediacom Communications (NASDAQMCCC; usually called just Mediacom) is a cable television and communications provider in the United States.

Founded as an analog network in 1995, Mediacom is the 8th largest cable company in the United States[1] by number of basic video subscribers. The company employs over 4,500 people and provides cable access to more than 1.3 million subscribers in 22 states. The company focuses on providing cable coverage to non-metropolitan areas. Presently, the company's products and services include analog and digital video services, video on demand, high-definition television, digital video recording, high-speed Internet access, and IP telephone services. The company also offers its customers bundles for its video services combined with Internet or telephone. They promote this bundle as the "VIP package": video, Internet, phone. Their phone service is rated 22 out of 22 by Consumer Reports.


Service areas

Mediacom is headquartered in Middletown, New York. It currently provides services in 22 U.S. states including: Alabama, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.


Mediacom broadcasts local sports programming on its Connections channel, along with a simulcast of ESPNEWS. The Big Ten Network is officially carried by Mediacom in Big Ten states as of August 30, 2008.[2]


Mediacom has been accused of engaging in traffic hijacking, taking over requests to Live Search and redirecting them to its own online portal.[3]


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