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  • November 13, 2014
    Mediacom Business Press Release

    Mid-Iowa Association of Local Governments Briefed on Broadband Availability


    Mediacom Business provides over 5,000 fiber route miles in Iowa, connecting more than 2,500 locations with speeds up to 10 Gigabits per second

    Des Moines, Iowa – November 13, 2014 - Speaking yesterday at a meeting of the Mid-Iowa Association of Local Governments (MIALG), Mark Finch, Senior Director, Mediacom Business, said the company is cultivating commercial growth and development in rural communities across America's Heartland through the continued expansion of a high capacity fiber-optic network. Gigabit+ Fiber Solutions™ from Mediacom Business delivers a new broadband standard for large and small businesses, healthcare facilities, schools, libraries and other local anchor institutions. Moreover, Mediacom Business makes accessing its high capacity broadband easy and cost-effective by managing and monitoring the network, thereby eliminating the need for cities to employ additional resources.

    Mr. Finch told mayors from twenty cities in the Metro Des Moines Area, along with numerous Iowa State Legislators, that his company has over 5,000 fiber route miles already in service in Iowa. This expansive network, said Finch, connects more than 2,500 locations, and is capable of delivering speeds up to 10 Gigabits per second.

    "While companies like Google are making promises to build these networks in large metropolitan areas, Mediacom Business' fiber-optic network is already in place right here in Iowa. We're delivering speeds of one Gigabit and beyond to business customers of every size over our proprietary, fiber-optic network," Mr. Finch said.

    The City of Grimes, one of the fastest growing areas in Iowa, has approximately 400 small-to-medium sized businesses. Grimes is an excellent example of how Mediacom Business partners with municipalities to build the critical broadband infrastructure that powers economic development. According to Mr. Finch, "Mediacom Business is inviting other cities to have these conversations with us so we can replicate these public/private relationships in more areas." He added, "Increasingly, Central Iowa is attracting attention from IT companies, web developers, call centers, and data centers who demand the reliability, speed and redundancy our Gigabit+ Fiber Solutions™ platform can provide. You could say we're a one-stop shop in meeting the needs of every customer, no matter their size." 

    A video about the City of Grimes, Iowa/Mediacom Business partnership can be viewed at: http://www.mediacombusiness.com/discover-grimes

    About Mediacom Communications

    Mediacom Communications Corporation is the nation's eighth largest cable television company and one of the leading cable operators focused on serving the smaller cities in the United States, with a significant customer concentration in the Midwestern and Southeastern regions. Mediacom Communications offers a wide array of information, communications and entertainment services, including video, high-speed data and phone, and provides innovative broadband communications solutions through its Mediacom Business division that can be tailored to any size business. Mediacom Communications' advertising sales and productions services are sold under its OnMedia division. More information about Mediacom Business is available at www.mediacombusiness.com.

    About Mid-Iowa Association of Local Governments

    The Mid-Iowa Association of Local Governments (MIALG) is a group of mayors from Central Iowa and members from the Iowa League of Cities and Polk County Supervisors that gather once a month for dinner and a meeting. A presenter is invited to each meeting, where programs and issues affecting their communities are discussed. The current chairperson is Mayor Scott Cirksena.

    Contact:
    For Mediacom Business:
    Tom Larsen, Group Vice President, Legal and Public Affairs
    (845) 443-2754 tlarsen@mediacomcc.com

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