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    Mediacom raising rates (in CR)

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    Mediacom plans rate increase, digital enhancements | GazetteOnline.com - Cedar Rapids, Iowa City

    main points, are that in CR they are giving away HD TV channels most of the 16 they currently offer. I noticed this a while ago on my on screen guide that all the normal channels that are there that offer HD say so next to the basic channel.

    They are moving ESPN and ESPN II HD to the baisc area and lowering the price of the HD package. And also in the next 6 months they plan to have 48 HD channels.



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    Sorry, it had to be done, I hate mediacomm...


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    Re: Mediacom raising rates (in CR)

    I am surprised more people in Cedar Rapids don't use ImOn. It is cheaper...seem to have better customer service...



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    Re: Mediacom raising rates (in CR)

    ImOn is not offered everywhere in the city, specifically not where I live, plus their internet offering is not as good as mediacom imho. Not to mention their customer support is not open 24 hours a day or 7 days a week.



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    Re: Mediacom raising rates (in CR)

    Guess I got lucky...didn't realize it wasn't offered everywhere in CR.



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    Re: Mediacom raising rates (in CR)

    They cover most of cedar rapids just not hiawatha or all of marion I think.



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    Re: Mediacom raising rates (in CR)

    I'll believe Mediacom will add up to 48 HD channels when I see it.



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    Re: Mediacom raising rates (in CR)

    48 HD channels? Yeah right...if Mediacom does that they will increase their rates at a ridiculous level! No way will that happen in 6 months!



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    Re: Mediacom raising rates (in CR)

    The 48 channels is phase one. I think they are also going start to offer cheaper internet to compete with Qwest slower DSL line price also. Example would maybe 1.5mb Down 256k up for $25 or something. I heard also that they are going to start getting agressive on thier phone service b/c they are finally getting things in order for it to be cheaper. This is from a friend that works at Mediacom and I also looked up a bunch of this information in their quarterly statements.
    I don't care either way, but for the people that can't have a dish this seems like decent news. Especially people that are upset about the $50 internet prices.
    The bottom line is...If they don't start doing this type of stuff they will lose business. You also have to look at the market they are in. We are not exactly huge.

    I think there are pros and cons to each product. Just my opinion.



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    Re: Mediacom raising rates (in CR)

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfanatic View Post
    48 HD channels? Yeah right...if Mediacom does that they will increase their rates at a ridiculous level! No way will that happen in 6 months!
    Orrrrr, you can get 96 HD channels on DirecTV for 9.99/month in addition to your regular package.



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    Quote Originally Posted by HandSanitizer View Post
    The 48 channels is phase one. I think they are also going start to offer cheaper internet to compete with Qwest slower DSL line price also. Example would maybe 1.5mb Down 256k up for $25 or something. I heard also that they are going to start getting agressive on thier phone service b/c they are finally getting things in order for it to be cheaper. This is from a friend that works at Mediacom and I also looked up a bunch of this information in their quarterly statements.
    I don't care either way, but for the people that can't have a dish this seems like decent news. Especially people that are upset about the $50 internet prices.
    The bottom line is...If they don't start doing this type of stuff they will lose business. You also have to look at the market they are in. We are not exactly huge.

    I think there are pros and cons to each product. Just my opinion.
    Actually in cedar rapids they have offered as DSL speed cable modem offer in the past and they still have it for $19.99 per month last I checked. They even offered free always on internet to cable suscribers before. It was twice the speed of dial up basically like a ISDN line.



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    Re: Mediacom raising rates (in CR)

    I would guess that we are getting the Big 10 network now. They raised rates last year to justify the Sinclair deal. I hope that they get the 48 HD channels and a cheaper internet option.



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    Re: Mediacom raising rates (in CR)

    Discovery
    WOI
    KDSM
    KCCI
    WHO
    Mediacom Connections
    Nick
    TBS
    TNT
    SPIKE
    FX
    ABC Family
    MTV
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    Disney
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    VH1
    Comedy Central
    TLC
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    Movie Channels

    That is like 25 channels that I ever watch. Ever. Maybe I will get lucky and the first 48 phase will be all those channels.
    That is pretty much all I watch.



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    Re: Mediacom raising rates (in CR)

    Gimme NFL Network, please, Mediacom.


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    Re: Mediacom raising rates (in CR)

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonez7 View Post
    Gimme NFL Network, please, Mediacom.
    I still don't see why the NFL and Big10 won't just cave and let cable companies put it in their sports pack. All is happy and every gets paid.
    Captian Logical speaking.



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