MASON CITY — Mediacom Communications announced Tuesday the availability of Ultra 50 broadband service to homes and businesses throughout North Iowa.
Doug Frank, Mediacom regional vice president, said the new service will be available to customers in of Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Mitchell, Winnebago and Worth counties.
Mediacom Ultra 50 is a broadband Internet service that delivers download speeds of up to 50 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of up to 5 Mbps, said Frank.
A high-definition (HD) movie (6 gigabytes) can be downloaded in 16 minutes using Mediacom Ultra 50, as compared to the 4.4 hours it would take to download the same movie using a common 3 Mbps DSL service, he said.
"From the largest cities to the smallest towns, Americans are consuming more bandwidth and demanding a faster Internet," Frank said. "With recent launches, Mediacom Ultra 50 is widely available to ensure that customers in all of our service areas can always connect to the fastest Internet speeds. That is as true for smaller towns like Britt and Leland, as it is for larger communities like Mason City and every size in between," he said.
Frank said the latest network upgrades make the company's fastest high-speed Internet service available in 300 Iowa communities where Mediacom delivers broadband and digital cable service.
Each Mediacom Ultra 50 customer will be equipped with a new, more powerful modem configured for the higher Internet speeds.