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Posted: 4/20/2022 7:04:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Shootindave]
It looks like Mediacom might be the best internet solution for my new house.

I have used "free" google fiber for quite a few years now, which is only 5 mb/s. Seems to be fine for speed.

However, I have never paid attention to usage amount, since there is no cap.

It looks like $39 a month is 200 mb/s with a cap at 1000gigs.

I work from home and stream TV. No video games.

Doing some looking around, it seems like 1000gigs a month should work without going over.

Anyone have any experience with this?

I am guessing it is better to buy a modem instead of renting one for $13 a month?

Thanks for any insight.  
Link Posted: 4/20/2022 7:15:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: smullen] [#1]
Originally Posted By Shootindave:
It looks like Mediacom might be the best internet solution for my new house.

I have used "free" google fiber for quite a few years now, which is only 5 mb/s. Seems to be fine for speed.

However, I have never paid attention to usage amount, since there is no cap.

It looks like $39 a month is 200 mb/s with a cap at 1000gigs.

I work from home and stream TV. No video games.

Doing some looking around, it seems like 1000gigs a month should work without going over.

Anyone have any experience with this?

I am guessing it is better to buy a modem instead of renting one for $13 a month?

Thanks for any insight.
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If you actually get any where near 200 mbps, for just under 40 a month i'm impressed...  

Sounds like and introductory offer (even if they aren't telling you).  So be ready for rate hikes at the 1 year mark...

Obviously everyone prefers unlimited, but ya gotta roll with whats offered...

1000 gigs a month is a pretty good allowance, though there will likey be many folks telling you how many terabytes a month they use.

Ex: Our house is all streaming, no cable or sat.
When I worked for Charter and worked from home24/7, we had 5 people, 3 gaming systems, 6 TVs w Rokus, pcs, laptops, phones, tablets, etc...  

We used about 500-600 gigs a month, some a bit more...

Working in the industry, I dont know how they can offer and sustain that level of service for long at that price...

Link Posted: 4/21/2022 1:09:11 PM EDT
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I've used Mediacom forever and have their $29.99 100Mbps plan with a 200GB monthly cap. Every 50GB over this incurs a $10 charge and I'm good with that.
Link Posted: 4/21/2022 5:13:44 PM EDT
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I have 500MB/s download with a 1Tb/mo, haven't had any issues.
Link Posted: 4/21/2022 8:57:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: bigbryce31186] [#4]
Viaset, Cox and United Fiber are what we are looking into. I don't know any of the speeds or anything. I haven't had time to look. I'll add Mediacom to the list however.
Link Posted: 4/21/2022 9:06:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By bigbryce31186:
Viaset, Cox and United Fibre are what we are looking into. I don't know any of the speeds or anything. I haven't had time to look. I'll add Mediacom to the list however.
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Where are you at in Mo that has Cox? Out by KC I'm guessing.

Also regarding Viasat, we get 5 or so calls a week from unhappy satellite internet customers....

One if our customers is stuck in a 3 year contract with Hughes, I think it is...  It sits in his closet, he pays the like a 100 or so a month, doesn't even use it, then pays us like 80 a month.  He loves us...
Link Posted: 4/22/2022 1:34:36 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By bigbryce31186:
Viaset, Cox and United Fiber are what we are looking into. I don't know any of the speeds or anything. I haven't had time to look. I'll add Mediacom to the list however.
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I just learned about United Fiber and am leaning that direction now....... maybe
Link Posted: 4/22/2022 2:45:43 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By smullen:

Where are you at in Mo that has Cox? Out by KC I'm guessing.

Also regarding Viasat, we get 5 or so calls a week from unhappy satellite internet customers....

One if our customers is stuck in a 3 year contract with Hughes, I think it is...  It sits in his closet, he pays the like a 100 or so a month, doesn't even use it, then pays us like 80 a month.  He loves us...
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Thanks for the info on Viasat.

Moving to Lawson, about 30 minutes NE of KC.
Link Posted: 4/22/2022 2:52:05 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Shootindave:


I just learned about United Fiber and am leaning that direction now....... maybe
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The only set back I see with them is if they haven't laid the fiber to our neighborhood yet.
Link Posted: 4/24/2022 1:09:36 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By bigbryce31186:

Thanks for the info on Viasat.

Moving to Lawson, about 30 minutes NE of KC.
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Welcome to the neighborhood, sort of, live in Richmond.
Link Posted: 4/24/2022 7:59:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By bigbryce31186:

The only set back I see with them is if they haven't laid the fiber to our neighborhood yet.
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Originally Posted By bigbryce31186:
Originally Posted By Shootindave:


I just learned about United Fiber and am leaning that direction now....... maybe

The only set back I see with them is if they haven't laid the fiber to our neighborhood yet.


They said the fiber is already in the neighborhood, so I filled out their paperwork to get the service started. It will take a while (like 2 weeks), because the fiber has to be ran to the house.

Might need to figure out a cellular hotspot for work until they get it all setup.
Link Posted: 4/25/2022 5:46:42 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Shootindave:


They said the fiber is already in the neighborhood, so I filled out their paperwork to get the service started. It will take a while (like 2 weeks), because the fiber has to be ran to the house.

Might need to figure out a cellular hotspot for work until they get it all setup.
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How long was your contract if I can ask?
Link Posted: 4/25/2022 6:46:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By bigbryce31186:

How long was your contract if I can ask?
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Originally Posted By bigbryce31186:
Originally Posted By Shootindave:


They said the fiber is already in the neighborhood, so I filled out their paperwork to get the service started. It will take a while (like 2 weeks), because the fiber has to be ran to the house.

Might need to figure out a cellular hotspot for work until they get it all setup.

How long was your contract if I can ask?


12 month contract, free install.

I think i picked 49.99, which is like 200mb/s with no data usage limit. Its their lowest option.
Link Posted: 4/25/2022 10:20:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Shootindave:


12 month contract, free install.

I think i picked 49.99, which is like 200mb/s with no data usage limit. Its their lowest option.
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Originally Posted By bigbryce31186:
Originally Posted By Shootindave:


They said the fiber is already in the neighborhood, so I filled out their paperwork to get the service started. It will take a while (like 2 weeks), because the fiber has to be ran to the house.

Might need to figure out a cellular hotspot for work until they get it all setup.

How long was your contract if I can ask?


12 month contract, free install.

I think i picked 49.99, which is like 200mb/s with no data usage limit. Its their lowest option.

Awesome, thanks!
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