Mediacom Announces New High-Speed Internet Programs
to Connect Low-Income Households

WASECA, MN – January 19, 2022 — Mediacom Communications today announced its participation in the federal
government’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a new program designed to help more Americans lower the
monthly cost of home internet service.
The ACP is administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Qualifying households can receive a credit
of up to $30 off their monthly internet service bill. Eligibility is defined by the FCC and targets households with income less
than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or that participate in government programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, WIC,
and Lifeline.
To maximize the ACP benefit, Mediacom has launched a new internet service called Connect2Compete-Plus (C2C+) with
a $30 per month price including modem and unlimited data for qualifying households. The new C2C+ tier delivers internet
download speeds of up to 50 Mbps and is one of many speed options available to customers who participate in the ACP.
“With more people than ever before working and studying from home due to the COVID pandemic, access to high-speed
broadband is a necessity for most families,” said Ed Pardini, Mediacom’s senior vice president of field operations. “By
participating in ACP and launching C2C+, we hope to provide more opportunities for low-income households to get and
stay connected to the internet.”
Recent federal legislation created the ACP to replace the temporary Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program.
Mediacom enrolled more than 13,000 households in the EBB program during 2021. Existing EBB customers will
continue to receive monthly benefits of up to $50 per month through March 1. Mediacom is working with its EBB
customers to transition them into the ACP.
The ACP benefit is available to both new and existing Mediacom customers who qualify. Households interested in
participating in the ACP must confirm eligibility through the Affordable Connectivity Website and can then enroll in the
program. Information can be found online (below) or by calling: 855-330-6918 (toll-free).


Mediacom Communications Corporation is the 5th largest cable operator in the United States and the leading gigabit broadband
provider to smaller markets primarily in the Midwest and Southeast. Through its fiber-rich network, Mediacom provides highspeed data, video and phone services to 1.5 million households and businesses across 22 states. The company delivers
scalable broadband solutions to commercial and public-sector customers of all sizes through Mediacom Business, and sells
advertising and production services under the OnMedia brand. More information about Mediacom is available

Phyllis Peters
Communications Director, Mediacom
515-246-2295 (office) 515-707-7148 (mobile)

Kim Dowers
Author: Kim Dowers

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