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    Mediacom Cable Internet

    Currently, I have 3 mbps/512kbps DSL service through Qwest. This speed is adequate for me especially since my past experience with Mediacom is horrible. I'd prefer the 7 mbps range. I'm moving to Cedar Rapids to begin work (graduating in 3 days!!!), and the maximum download speed available with Qwest is only 1.5 mbps. This is slower than I'd like.

    I've had Internet service through Mediacom temporarily in the past, but it was so long ago I don't remember the quality of download/upload speeds throughout the day. I know they advertise 12 mbps/1mbps and 20 mbps/2 mbps, but are these speeds even close to realized especially during heavier times of the day? NOTE: I'll be living in a fairly large apartment complex which I'm sure will have a large effect.

    If they are, I'm more than willing to put up with Mediacom's wonderful customer service. Let me know your guys' experience.

    Thanks!



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    Re: Mediacom Cable Internet

    There is a smaller company in CR which is far better in all areas over Mediacom. However, for the life of me I can not remember their name. Maybe some of the people that live over there can help me out with the name.

    ImOn Communications is the name.


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    Re: Mediacom Cable Internet

    #1 Yes, it's fast. Yes, it's expensive.

    #2 Apartment? Why not just share your neighbors connection for awhile?



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    Re: Mediacom Cable Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Swanson10 View Post
    There is a smaller company in CR which is far better in all areas over Mediacom. However, for the life of me I can not remember their name. Maybe some of the people that live over there can help me out with the name.

    ImOn Communications is the name.
    I've been looking into ImOn as well

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    #1 Yes, it's fast. Yes, it's expensive.

    #2 Apartment? Why not just share your neighbors connection for awhile?
    "Fast" is a very relative term. I'd like to know actual realized speeds. Sharing a connection is a possibility once I move in and meet some of the neighbors. I'm not going to steal WiFi access even though it's their own fault for not protecting the service.



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    Re: Mediacom Cable Internet

    I very rarely receive less than 11 mbit/s with mediacom service in 3 different locations in the area here. For the upload speeds I actually do better than 1 mbit the claim not by much though.

    I have their internet on the NE side, in Hiawatha, and on the SW side. They also offer 3 mbit service as well if you don't want to pay as much



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    Re: Mediacom Cable Internet

    Here's a speedtest I just did.




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    Here's mine with Mediacom:




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    Re: Mediacom Cable Internet

    Just ran this one at 7:06pm, which is in the peak hours.



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    Re: Mediacom Cable Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson83 View Post
    Just ran this one at 7:06pm, which is in the peak hours.
    Not bad, man! I'll see if I can beat it!



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    Re: Mediacom Cable Internet

    gogo vip internet



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    Re: Mediacom Cable Internet

    Yay... my "lovely" free internet at my apartment in Ames...

    Download: 0.55 Mb/s
    Upload: 0.08 Mb/s
    Ping: 147 ms
    ISP: Internet Services United

    BOOOOO!!!!



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    God damn.



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    Quote Originally Posted by alarson83 View Post
    God damn.
    It's so damn fast...I can really breeze through CF threads while at work



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    That's a lot of aces!!



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