Every so often I get this ad for a company called Mediacom promoting their internet service. I, unfortunately, do not have my Fiber service anymore which I will have to make a separate post talking about why that happened but I’m back on my really slow DSL service. I see this ad for Mediacom internet and the fact that they can offer a thousand megabytes download speed and 50 megabytes upload which is kind of weird for them to limit it like that but whatever. So for fun, I decided to look into the company and see if they serviced my area. I also noticed there were little asterisks saying terms and conditions apply. So I decided to take a look and see if they had any data caps. They do have data caps!
For there one-gigabit internet connection service they limit to you 6000 GB per month. That’s roughly six terabytes of data a month. I don’t know of anybody that would go over this limit. Even somebody such as myself that streams at a higher bitrate such as 16 megabytes per second it would be very hard to go over this monthly allowance. The fact that there’s even allowance, to begin with, I think it’s kind of silly, but I do find it interesting, and I wanted to mention it. This information is what I’m reading as of July 18th, 2018 according to their last updated text. So if you’re interested in Mediacom, you should read their terms and conditions because you might be heavily limited on data.