We think Mediacom is generally worth the cost. The service is reliable, fast, and well-priced (especially at the beginning). The Wi-Fi equipment is also excellent. There are a couple of caveats, though: you'll want to make sure you can stick with Mediacom for the entirety of your contract (at least two years) to avoid early termination fees. We’d also recommend avoiding the lowest-tier plan. While the price is excellent, the data cap is very low, and overage charges can add up quickly.
If you’re switching to Mediacom, you’ll want to be aware of the upfront costs. While the package prices are low, there are a number of fees you’ll have to pay on your first bills. These include the installation fee, a Wi-Fi certification fee (whatever that means), and an activation fee.
Canceling Mediacom isn’t as straightforward as some other providers. Since the company requires contracts, you’ll be on the hook for an early termination fee if you leave before your term is up.
Mediacom’s contracts vary in length—if you have a one-year term, you’ll have to pay up to $120 for early termination, and if you have a two- or three-year contract, you’ll have to pay up to $240. After calling customer service to cancel, you’ll also need to return any equipment you’ve rented.