The city of West Des Moines and Mediacom will pursue settlement negotiations in the lawsuit over the city’s partnership with Google Fiber to construct a citywide broadband network, according to Polk County District Court documents from Sept. 1. Both parties are required to file a status update on negotiations on Sept. 27. The trial is currently scheduled for […]

A new lawsuit filed against the city of West Des Moines by Mediacom Communications claims the city is improperly financing a nearly $50 million citywide conduit network, offering a significant competitive edge to Google Fiber.  The lawsuit centers on the high-speed broadband access plan unveiled by the city of West Des Moines and Google Fiber […]

As broadband providers watched in late spring, the needs of Iowans evolved rapidly, representatives at Mediacom and Minburn Communications said this month. Both companies saw an almost immediate shift in peak activity by residential users from the evening hours — Mediacom customers shifted to 3-4 p.m., and Minburn Communications saw peak use essentially level across the […]

Mediacom Communications reports the company’s discounted broadband service, Connect2Compete, is now providing service to more than 1,000 low-income families with K-12 students, including 256 families in Iowa. The program partners with national nonprofit EveryoneOn to provide affordable, high-speed service to students who qualify for the National School Lunch program. Currently, 62 Iowa communities have eligible […]