Midco vs. Mediacom 2021

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Looking for reliable internet that won’t hurt the bank? Compare the best internet and TV services Midco & Mediacom have to offer to see which provider best suits your needs.

What’s In This Comparison

Midco & Mediacom Overview

We’ve done the research on everything Midco and Mediacom have to offer, so you can easily see which provider checks off the right boxes for you. If your home address is serviceable by both, you may find that either Midco or Mediacom aligns with your family’s digital needs more.

Midco

Midco

  • Midwest provider in 5 states
  • Unlimited data
Mediacom

Mediacom

  • National provider in 22 states
  • 6 TB/mo. data allowance

*Speeds, pricing, and availability vary by location and are subject to change. 9/13/21.

Internet Features

Mediacom offers lower introductory prices that are ideal for budget shoppers, while Midco serves far-reaching communities many providers struggle to get to. We break down additional features and internet fees each ISP includes with their service.

Data Caps

In addition to download and upload speed, you’ll want to consider your internet data allowance. While only Midco offers unlimited data, Mediacom internet plans come with 200 GB – 6 TB of data per month depending on what tier you pay for. The latter is more than enough data for the average user. So, you can enjoy your internet service without worrying about throttled speeds or temporary disconnects from either provider.

Contracts & Termination Fees

Both providers offer services with contract-free options. However, expect both Midco and Mediacom to increase your bill after its 12-months promotional period ends. These providers also charge early termination fees (despite not having a contract). If you cancel before your first 12 months, Midco charges a cancellation fee of $120 for services, with the potential that it can be waived if you return all Midco-owned equipment and pay your last final billing statement. Mediacom’s termination fee varies a little more. Its ETF ranges from $120 – $240 depending on how long you kept its service.

Installation & Equipment Fees

Mediacom requires a one-time professional installation fee of $99 that is waived if you order internet service online. It also charges a monthly equipment rental fee of $10 per month. Midco is slightly cheaper, charging $100 for in-person installations, $25 for virtual installations, and a monthly equipment rental fee of $6 per month.

Price Increases

While neither provider requires a contract to sign up for service, both Midco and Mediacom increase prices after their 12-months promotional period. You may be able to call in and negotiate a fixed price, but this varies depending on where you live in most cases.

All Internet Plans

Midco Internet PlansDownload Speed Up To*Starting Price*
Midco Internet 5050 Mbps$34.95/mo.
Midco Internet 100100 Mbps$44.95/mo.
Midco Internet 200200 Mbps$54.95/mo.
Midco Internet 500500 Mbps$64.95/mo.
Midco Gig Internet1,000 Mbps$74.95/mo.
Midco Internet PlansMidco Internet 50
Download Speed Up To*50 Mbps
Starting Price*$34.95/mo.
Midco Internet PlansMidco Internet 100
Download Speed Up To*100 Mbps
Starting Price*$44.95/mo.
Midco Internet PlansMidco Internet 200
Download Speed Up To*200 Mbps
Starting Price*$54.95/mo.
Midco Internet PlansMidco Internet 500
Download Speed Up To*500 Mbps
Starting Price*$64.95/mo.
Midco Internet PlansMidco Gig Internet
Download Speed Up To*1,000 Mbps
Starting Price*$74.95/mo.
Mediacom Internet PlansDownload Speed Up To*Starting Price*
Access 6060 Mbps$19.99/mo.
Internet 100100 Mbps$49.99/mo.
Internet 300300 Mbps$59.99/mo.
Internet 1 GIG1,000 Mbps79.99/mo.
*Speeds, prices, and plans vary by location, do not include additional fees, and are subject to change at any time. 9/13/21
Mediacom Internet PlansAccess 60
Download Speed Up To*60 Mbps
Starting Price*$19.99/mo.
Mediacom Internet PlansInternet 100
Download Speed Up To*100 Mbps
Starting Price*$49.99/mo.
Mediacom Internet PlansInternet 300
Download Speed Up To*300 Mbps
Starting Price*$59.99/mo.
Mediacom Internet PlansInternet 1 GIG
Download Speed Up To*1,000 Mbps
Starting Price*79.99/mo.
*Speeds, prices, and plans vary by location, do not include additional fees, and are subject to change at any time. 9/13/21

Cheapest Internet Plans

Of the two providers, Mediacom offers the cheapest introductory plan. Yet, Midco offers unlimited data, which could matter more to you.

Internet PlanDL Speed Up To*Start Price*Data Cap*Price Hike*
Midco Internet 5050 Mbps$34.95/mo.NoneYes
Mediacom Access 6060 Mbps$19.99/mo.200 GBYes
*Speeds, prices, and plans vary by location, do not include additional fees, and are subject to change at any time. 9/13/21
Internet PlanMidco Internet 50
DL Speed Up To*50 Mbps
Start Price*$34.95/mo.
Data Cap*None
Price Hike*Yes
Internet PlanMediacom Access 60
DL Speed Up To*60 Mbps
Start Price*$19.99/mo.
Data Cap*200 GB
Price Hike*Yes
*Speeds, prices, and plans vary by location, do not include additional fees, and are subject to change at any time. 9/13/21

All TV Plans

Both Midco and Mediacom require customers to subscribe to an internet plan in order to get their TV packages. You’ll find that each provider offers a variety of channel selections as well.

Midco TV PlansChannel CountStarting Price*
Midco TV 196+$57.90/mo.
Midco TV 296+$74.90/mo.
Midco TV 3135+$94.90/mo.
Midco TV 4182+$104.90/mo.
Midco TV PlansMidco TV 1
Channel Count96+
Starting Price*$57.90/mo.
Midco TV PlansMidco TV 2
Channel Count96+
Starting Price*$74.90/mo.
Midco TV PlansMidco TV 3
Channel Count135+
Starting Price*$94.90/mo.
Midco TV PlansMidco TV 4
Channel Count182+
Starting Price*$104.90/mo.
Mediacom TV PlansChannel CountStarting Price*
Local TV50+$29.99/mo.
Essential TV125+$59.99/mo.
Variety TV170+$109.99/mo.
*Mediacom TV packages require internet service. TV packages, channel count, and prices all vary by location, do not include additional fees, and are subject to change at any time. 9/13/21
Mediacom TV PlansLocal TV
Channel Count50+
Starting Price*$29.99/mo.
Mediacom TV PlansEssential TV
Channel Count125+
Starting Price*$59.99/mo.
Mediacom TV PlansVariety TV
Channel Count170+
Starting Price*$109.99/mo.
*Mediacom TV packages require internet service. TV packages, channel count, and prices all vary by location, do not include additional fees, and are subject to change at any time. 9/13/21

Cheapest Internet + TV Bundles

Midco offers the best bundle deals of the two. However, it prioritizes internet speed over TV channel count, whereas Mediacom offers more TV options. Check out Midco and Mediacom’s cheapest internet and TV bundles available below.

Midco BundlesDownload Speed Up To*Channel CountStart Price*
Midco Internet 50 + MedicoTV 150 Mbps96+$57.90/mo.
Midco Internet 200 + MedicoTV 1200 Mbps96+$77.90/mo.
Midco Gig Internet + MedicoTV 11,000 Mbps96+$97.90/mo.
Midco BundlesMidco Internet 50 + MedicoTV 1
Download Speed Up To*50 Mbps
Channel Count96+
Start Price*$57.90/mo.
Midco BundlesMidco Internet 200 + MedicoTV 1
Download Speed Up To*200 Mbps
Channel Count96+
Start Price*$77.90/mo.
Midco BundlesMidco Gig Internet + MedicoTV 1
Download Speed Up To*1,000 Mbps
Channel Count96+
Start Price*$97.90/mo.
Mediacom BundlesDownload Speed Up To*Channel CountStart Price*
Access Internet 60 + Local TV60 Mbps50+$29.99/mo.
Access Internet 60 + Essential TV60 Mbps125+$59.99/mo.
Access Internet 100 + Variety TV + Phone100 Mbps170+$109.99/mo.
*Speeds, prices, and plans vary by location, do not include additional fees, and are subject to change at any time. 9/13/21
Mediacom BundlesAccess Internet 60 + Local TV
Download Speed Up To*60 Mbps
Channel Count50+
Start Price*$29.99/mo.
Mediacom BundlesAccess Internet 60 + Essential TV
Download Speed Up To*60 Mbps
Channel Count125+
Start Price*$59.99/mo.
Mediacom BundlesAccess Internet 100 + Variety TV + Phone
Download Speed Up To*100 Mbps
Channel Count170+
Start Price*$109.99/mo.
*Speeds, prices, and plans vary by location, do not include additional fees, and are subject to change at any time. 9/13/21

Midco & Mediacom Availability

Availability for these two ISPs varies a lot. Depending on where you live, you may only have access to one of them. Find out if Midco or Mediacom service your area below.

Midco

As its name suggests, Midco is a Midwest provider. It services 5 states including Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Midco’s internet, TV, and phone services are available to an estimated 1.2 million people in over 200,000 rural and urban communities throughout its coverage area. Midco’s largest coverage area in the Midwest is South Dakota.

Mediacom

Mediacom is a national provider offering services in 22 states in the Midwest and Southeast. It currently has an estimated 1.4 million subscribers and is considered one of the largest cable providers in the United States. Mediacom’s greatest coverage is in Georgia and Iowa.

Customer Satisfaction

Both Midco and Mediacom offer competitive services, however, Midco comes out slightly ahead of Mediacom for its customer satisfaction three years in a row. The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACIS) is an industry-leading measurement of customer satisfaction that gives annual ratings for internet providers nationwide. All in all, both providers have improved their scores over the years, but Midco’s smaller, local support pulls it ahead in this category.

Provider201920202021
Midco626565
Mediacom565960
Source: ACSI as of 9/13/21
ProviderMidco
201962
202065
202165
ProviderMediacom
201956
202059
202160
Source: ACSI as of 9/13/21

Midco & Mediacom Recap

Mediacom has great options for affordability and availability. However, Midco offers better variety in their plans as well as their internet features. See which lifestyles each provider matches best with.

Pricing

While Midco offers low introductory prices and a wide variety of plans to choose from, Mediacom leads in the price category for its cheap introductory plan and low internet fees. New customers are automatically guaranteed a fixed price on their plans for 12-months so long as they keep all current services active and make no changes to an account. Budget shoppers and people who don’t like contracts tend to choose Mediacom.

Speed

Both Midco and Mediacom offer competitive internet speeds. Subscribers can get download speed up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speed up to 50 Mbps with both providers. The tie-breaker here is data. While Mediacom only allots 6 TB of data per month on its gig plan, Midco comes with unlimited data on all plans. If you can choose between the two and frequently stream shows or game a lot at home, Midco is the way to go.

Internet + TV Bundles

Midco offers more options than Mediacom when it comes to bundles for internet and TV service. However, each provider prioritizes one service over the other. For example, Midco pairs higher bandwidth with lower TV channel counts on its cheapest plans. Whereas, Mediacom pairs higher TV channel counts with lower bandwidth on its cheapest plans. If you prefer faster internet, go with Midco. If you prefer more TV channels, Mediacom is the provider for you.

Availability

Available in 22 states, Mediacom is widely accessible and offers competitive pricing and plans for new customers. However, if you live in the Midwest – specifically rural and suburban communities – Midco provides high-speed options with local customer service many find helpful compared to larger competitors. 

Customer Satisfaction

While these providers have improved their customer satisfaction over the last three years, Midco comes out slightly ahead of Mediacom. Though, both internet providers offer 24/7 customer support, making it a choice of personal preference in the end.

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Paula Novo
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Paula Novo
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Paula Novo
Paula began her career in the telecom space, writing on all things tech for 3+ years. With a degree in Advertising from The University of Texas at Austin, Paula’s passion for connecting with consumers is unparalleled. Beyond that, Paula is considered a Jane-of-all-trades who loves DIY projects, attempts to cook Thai food, and photographs brands in her spare time.