Mediacom Drives to Five

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Mediacom Communications Corp. said Thursday that it will boost the maximum download speed for its high-speed-data service.

The MSO said it will increase the rate to 5 megabits per second from 3 mbps. Mediacom added that it will debut a premier Internet service with maximum speeds of 10 mbps downstream and 1mbps upstream.

The company said the upgrades should be completed within 90 days.

“These improvements to our market-leading broadband product reinforce its superior value compared to satellite and DSL [digital subscriber line],” Mediacom group vice president of Internet-protocol services J.R. Walden said in a prepared statement.

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