To review XTREAM by Mediacom cable internet service, our approach boiled down to analyzing five main factors: Price (including price hikes), data speeds, data caps, and regional availability. Our methodology used the following steps:
1. Data Collection
We began by gathering data on XTREAM internet plans from official Mediacom sources, including its website and customer service representatives. We also read about user experiences on social media sources (like Reddit) to gain insights from real customers' experiences.
2. Pricing Analysis
We looked at pricing for Mediacom internet plans and compared those prices to other ISPs around the country. We factored in introductory pricing, along with price hikes that may occur after the promotion ends. Additionally, we look through conditions of service contracts to make sure users don’t get fined if they decide to cancel and switch internet service providers.
3. Speed and data cap assessment
Whenever possible, we test internet plans on our own and perform speed tests to measure performance. We also factor in data caps or any limitations imposed by each plan. We look for plans offering higher data speeds and higher data caps (or no cap at all) in making recommendations.
4. Regional availability
As Mediacom's service isn’t available nationwide, we considered the geographical coverage of XTREAM internet plans. Understanding the areas where its plans are accessible helps readers know if Mediacom is even an option in the first place. In this case, XTREAM by Mediacom mainly services folks in the Midwestern United States, along with some pockets in the South.