|Founder(s)||Rocco B. Commisso|
|Headquarters||Blooming Grove, New York, USA|
|Area served||Primarily Midwest, Southeastern United States|
|Key people||Rocco B. Commisso (Chairman, CEO, majority shareholder)|
|Products||Cable television, Broadband Internet access, Cable telephony|
|Revenue||$1.460 Billion (2009):37|
|Operating income||$299.761 Million (2009):37|
|Net income||$744.067 Million (2009):37|
|Total assets||$3.977 Billion (2009):37|
|Total equity||$268.028 Million (2009):37|
|Owner(s)||Rocco B. Commisso (87.2% vote):32|
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Mediacom is a cable television and communications provider in the United States. Founded in July 1995 by Rocco B. Commisso, it serves primarily smaller markets in the Midwest and Southern United States. Formerly a publicly traded firm, it went private in a $600.0 million transaction in March 2011 and is, as of 2011, owned by CEO Rocco B. Commisso.
Mediacom has service in 22 states. About 55% of Mediacom's subscription base is in the 60th through 100th ranked television markets. It is the largest cable company in Iowa and second largest in Illinois.
Examples of cities with Mediacom service include Albany, Georgia, Columbus, Georgia, Tifton, Georgia, and Valdosta, Georgia; Iowa City, Iowa, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Des Moines, Iowa; the Quad Cities on the Iowa/Illinois border; Columbia, Missouri, Jefferson City, Missouri, and Springfield, Missouri. Mediacom also serves outlying areas on the Florida Gulf Coast and around Minneapolis, Minnesota.:7
The Mediacom annual report describes Mediacom as the 8th largest cable company, with 1,238,000 basic subscribers at the end of 2009;:5 the National Cable & Telecommunications Association ranks Mediacom as the 12th largest as of March 2010[update], with 1,234,000 subscribers. Of 2,800,000 "homes passed" (places where Mediacom service can be ordered), 44% of have subscribed to basic cable with Mediacom, and 27.8% have subscribed to Mediacom Internet service. Of homes with basic cable, 54.8% also have "digital cable" service. Counting basic cable, digital cable, high-speed data, and cable telephony as separate revenue, Mediacom had 2,981,000 revenue generating units (RGUs) at the end of 2009.:6 52% of customers had at least two of video, Internet, and phone from Mediacom, and 18% had all three; over the previous five years video went from 80% of Mediacom's revenue to 64%.:7
Mediacom broadcasts local sports programming on its Connections channel, MC22, along with a simulcast of ESPNEWS. The Big Ten Network is officially carried by Mediacom in Big Ten states as of August 30, 2008. Mediacom does carry the NFL Network as of 1 September 2011[update]. Mediacom does not carry NHL Network, MLB Network or NBA TV or Tennis Channel.
In a survey conducted by Consumer Reports magazine in 2012, Mediacom is the worst cable provider in the country according to the 50,000 people polled.
The February 2010 issue of Consumer Reports ranked Mediacom amongst the worst cable companies in the United States: 15th of 16 in TV service, 24th of 27 in Internet service, and last of 23 in phone service, based on surveys. The deepening of this trend was affirmed in the June 2012 issue of Consumer Reports, in which Mediacom was identified as the worst-rated company in the United States regarding TV service, phone service and bundled telecom services, and third worst-rated in regards to satellite Internet service. 
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