From having an unlimited internet usage, Mediacom will now limit my internet usage to 250 gigabytes per billing cycle. A message was sent by Mediacom this week, with a warning of the change starting September 18, 2013.

We are writing to inform you about changes Mediacom is making to its Internet terms of service. Although these changes won’t affect the way about 98% of our customers use the Internet or how much the service costs, we want you to understand the changes and tell you how to see if they will affect you.

Effective September 18, 2013, your monthly data usage allowance will be 250 Gigabytes. The changes will only affect you if you use more than 250 GB during your monthly billing cycle. Mediacom’s always faster Internet customers’ median monthly data usage is currently under 14 GB per month. You can easily check to see how much data you have used by going to Your login credentials are your Mediacom email address and password. If you use less than 250 GB, these changes won’t affect you unless you increase your usage.

For your convenience we will notify you if you are approaching your usage allowance at 75%, 85%, and 95% and when you have exceeded it. If you exceed your allowance during a monthly billing cycle, you will automatically be billed for additional above-allowance usage in 50 GB blocks at $10 per block.

You can control the amount of data you use by how you use your service. The amount of data you use is largely impacted by your online activities, not just the amount of time you spend online. For example, you could spend hours on Facebook®, checking e-mails, or surfing the web, and use less than 1 GB of data. On the other hand, you could spend 30 minutes downloading a movie and use 2 GB. Put simply, it’s what you do with the Internet that affects your usage, not the time you spend on it.

If you want to have a higher data allowance, the Mediacom Online service plans are now scaled for various levels of use, ranging from lower cost options with slower speeds and smaller data usage allowances (e.g., 150 GB) for the light users of the Internet to premium service levels with very fast speeds and data usage allowances of 350GB and 999GB.

If you want to change your level of service, if you are concerned about these changes or want to cancel your service, please call us at 866-746-7314 or visit us online at By continuing to use the service, you agree to these changes.

We appreciate your business, and thank you for choosing Mediacom to be your Internet service provider.

I am not sure how this change will affect my constant movie streaming on Netflix. I will update this post as soon as I know how much data I use monthly.

Here are the new Mediacom Online service plans.