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Considering Increasing Your Mediacom Internet Speed? Here’s A Breakdown on the Details

Experience high-speed Internet with Mediacom. Explore your eligibility for speed upgrades plus other ways to increase Internet speed without a plan change.

Home WiFi connections keep you on top of several important aspects of your daily life. Whether you’re working on a report, playing online games; streaming music and videos, reading the news or catching up with your loved ones, home Internet is your portal into completing many priorities and activities. Most households use their Internet connection all at once, across interests and experiences. All of which most likely require varying levels of bandwidth.

If you’re currently paying for less Internet bandwidth than you need for the activities you do most frequently, you’re probably tired of slow upload and download speeds getting in your way. Fortunately, many Mediacom  users have access to increased Internet speeds in certain regions (with more regions coming soon). And even if you don’t qualify, SmartMove has you covered with a few other tricks to enhance your Mediacom Internet speeds.

How to Speed Up Internet Access as an Mediacom User

Before you contact Mediacom about maximizing your Internet service, it’s a good idea to try SmartMove’s Mediacom speed test. This test will determine whether your Internet is functioning at the speed it should be. If it’s not, you may have some troubleshooting to do either on your own or with a Mediacom representative to get your Internet back up to its best working speed.

Or, maybe your Mediacom speed test will determine that your Internet connection is working at the proper speed based on your plan, it’s just not meeting your needs. This means it’s time to find out whether you qualify for increased Internet upload and download speeds from Mediacom.

Currently, increased speeds are available for Mediacom users in select regions. In order to find out whether your plan qualifies for speed upgrades at this time, simply log in to your online account and follow these instructions:

  • Click the Billing tab
  • Scroll down and click the Statements tab
  • Find Statement Details
  • Look for  an Upgrade tab, and you should be directed to a new webpage that displays your options for upgrading
If these steps show that you are not currently eligible for a speed upgrade, you can contact your local Mediacom helpline to get more information or talk about paying for more data or faster speeds.

Easy Ways to Make Your Internet Faster

Whether or not you’re able to upgrade your Mediacom Internet speeds at this time, there are many quick fixes to improve your household’s  online experience.

Sick of your streaming devices buffering mid-scene during your favorite show? Or experiencing a slow Internet connection when you’re on your mobile device? Here are some tips to speed up your Internet without changing your service plan.

Change the Location of Your Router

If you’re only experiencing slow Internet speeds on certain devices in your home but not others, the location of your router may be the problem. The more centrally your router is located to the rest of your home, the better the Internet connection will be for all of your devices. Additionally, make sure the devices requiring the highest priority are closest to the router to get the best possible connection.

Connect with an Ethernet Cable

Given the popularity of wireless Internet access, it’s easy to forget that a wired connection can often be much more quick and reliable. It may be slightly less convenient to attach an Ethernet cable to your device, as you can’t move around as freely. However, if you’re trying to do a data-heavy activity like on-demand streaming or gaming or even running simultaneous streams, an Ethernet cable will boost your Internet speeds significantly.

Get an Upgraded Router

In some cases, you might be using a WiFi router that isn’t built for the amount of space you need to cover. Contact your Mediacom representative to find out whether a router upgrade is in order. Then you can get back to streaming your favorite cable TV channels online on your TV app, including ESPN, Fox, Showtime, TNT, Comedy Central, and many more.

Consider a WiFi Extender

A WiFi extender (not to be confused with a WiFi repeater) may also be needed if your router isn’t quite equipped to give you high-speed Internet access. WiFi extenders are easy to set up and are a great way to eradicate dead zones throughout your property.

Find the Best Internet and Media Bundles with SmartMove

Improving your Mediacom Internet speed is definitely possible if you follow these tips. 

Need to add cable TV or mobile to your Internet service? SmartMove can help you find the best bundles available in your region from the highest quality providers available.

Here are some of the current top Mediacom plans you have to choose from:

Internet 100

  • Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Upload Speeds up to 10 Mbps
  • Monthly Usage Allowance: 300 GB
  • Whole-home WiFi360pro

This Internet plan is ideal for 1-2 person households with average Internet needs. It is recommended for homes where you’ll be using up to 4 online devices simultaneously such as smart home sensors, laptops, and cell phones. This service is also good for Internet browsing and online shopping. Unless you engage in high-bandwidth activities like online gaming or streaming high-res videos on more than one device at a time, this entry-level plan may suit your needs perfectly at a budget-friendly price.

Internet 300

  • Download speeds up to 300 Mbps
  • Upload Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Monthly Usage Allowance: 1,500 GB
  • Whole-home WiFi360pro

Internet 300 is a great speed for multiuser households that enjoy streaming shows and movies, downloading large files, using personal tech like smart watches and cell phones, and connecting smart home devices such as cameras and thermostats. This speed is great for a 2-4 person household with up to 12 simultaneous connected devices.

1 GIG Internet

  • Download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Upload Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Monthly Usage Allowance: 3,000 GB
  • Whole-home WiFi360pro

1 GIG Internet is a top choice of hyper-connected households that never want to worry about hiccups or lag.  1 GIG is the ideal speed for multi-users, heavy internet users, gamers, video conferencing, and connecting all of your smart home tech!

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