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FormerlyLong Distance Discount Services (1983–1995)
WorldCom (1995–1998, 2000–2003)
MCI WorldCom (1998–2000)
MCI (2003–2006)
Company typeSubsidiary
Nasdaq: MCIP
Founded1983; 41 years ago (1983)
Defunct2006; 18 years ago (2006)
FateAcquired by Verizon Communications in 2006
HeadquartersAshburn, Virginia, U.S.
ProductsConferencing, contact centers, data and IP services, internet access, IT solutions and hosting, managed networks, premises equipment (CPE), security, voice, VoIP, wireless
RevenueUS$20.6 billion (2005)
ParentVerizon Communications (2006–present)

Mediacom Communications is an American cable television, internet[1] and telephone company. It was founded in July 1995.

The company serves Columbia, Jefferson City and Springfield, Missouri, the Quad Cities of southeast Iowa and western Illinois, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Waterloo in Iowa.[2] It also serves certain areas of Minnesota, Alabama and outlying areas of the Florida Gulf Coast. It serves a total of twenty-two states.[3]

Mediacom was a publicly traded firm. It later went private. It is now[when?] owned by Rocco B. Commisso.[4]

Reputation[change | change source]

The September 28, 2012 edition of PC Magazine said Mediacom was one of the nation's worst 15 fastest internet service providers.[5]

The Des Moines Business Record, in its 2012 Best of Des Moines issue, gave Mediacom the top award for Best Local Internet Service Provider and Best Company Use of Social Media.[6]

In 2016, Mediacom was named the Nation's Top Communications Provider by the publication Cable Fax.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Internet Service". Mediacom. Retrieved Jan 30, 2018.
  2. "Mediacom Rolls a Gig across Iowa". CED. Archived from the original on September 4, 2017. Retrieved Jan 30, 2018.
  3. "Mediacom Cable". Broadband. Retrieved Jan 30, 2018.
  4. "Mediacom Communications". Business Wire. Retrieved Jan 30, 2018.
  5. "Fastest Internet Providers". The PC Magazine. Archived from the original on July 4, 2017. Retrieved Jan 30, 2018.
  6. "Des Moines Business Publications". Des Moines, Iowa. Retrieved Jan 30, 2018.
  7. "Mediacom Communications Named Nation's Top Cable Operator". The Business Wire. Retrieved Jan 30, 2018.