Our History

We've grown significantly since 1995, becoming a coast-to-coast presence with operations in 22 states and a staff exceeding 4,600 people. The services we offer—faster, more reliable internet service; expanded, free digital and HD TV choices; and superior technology in home security and phone service—are a direct result of this powerful culture of growth and innovation.

As we continue to grow, so do our career opportunities. We aim to be at the forefront in delivering easy-to-use, high-tech entertainment, communications, and internet products to the communities we serve. New business needs, evolving markets, and developing technologies are emerging every day.

We seek talented professionals to partner with us in meeting these challenges and realizing what we can imagine. Take that next step toward your future. Search current jobs in your area and learn what it means to join our dynamic team.

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  • 1995

    Rocco B. Commisso establishes Mediacom in 1995 on the basis of a simple investment proposal- “A Window of Opportunity in the U.S. Cable Industry.”

  • 1996–2001

    Commisso and his management team lead Mediacom through a series of acquisitions totaling more than $3.4 billion with the goal of acquiring and reinvigorating cable in our nation’s under-served communities.

  • 1996

    Mediacom acquires its first cable system from Benchmark Cablevision in Ridgecrest, CA.

  • 1997

    Mediacom acquires Sun City, CA system from Cox and systems in Lower Delaware from TCI.

  • 1998

    Mediacom hits Top 25 MSO list with 360,000 customers in 14 states after U.S. Cable acquisition from Cablevision Systems.

  • 1999

    Mediacom expands its footprint to 21 states and doubles in size to over 700,000 customers by purchasing Triax Communications and Zylstra Communications.

  • 2000

    Mediacom Communications completes $380 million initial public offering and is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market as MCCC.

  • 2001

    Mediacom acquires over 800,000 customers from AT&T Broadband for $2.1 billion, making it the 8th largest cable company in the United States with 1.5 million customers.

  • 2002

    Mediacom invests more than $3 billion in its network infrastructure, launching new products and services, improving customer experience and closing the digital divide in smaller markets.

  • 2002

    Mediacom introduces Video On Demand.

  • 2003

    Mediacom launches its first high-definition television channels.

  • 2005

    Mediacom launches phone service and introduces the triple play package with its monthly cost savings to customers.

  • 2009

    Mediacom is the 1st US cable company to launch 105 Mbps Ultra high-speed Internet, the fastest service at the time.

  • 2009

    Mediacom named the nation’s top cable operator by CableFAX Magazine.

  • 2010

    Mediacom launches Mediacom Business, providing TV, internet & phone for small, medium, and enterprise-level businesses.

  • 2011

    Mediacom breaks ground for its new 110,000 square foot corporate headquarters in Orange County, New York, with the capacity to expand its local workforce in the coming years.

  • 2011

    Mediacom founder & CEO, Rocco Commisso, takes the company private.

  • 2012

    Mediacom initiates TV everywhere for watching shows, movies, and live streams on laptops, smart phones, and mobile devices anywhere, any time

  • 2015

    Mediacom launches the Xtream, combining the fastest in-home Wi-Fi with an intuitive TiVo® DVR to create an easy integrated and seamless user experience.

Mediacom Today

The Mediacom family of companies proudly serve over 1,500 communities throughout the country. While most of our coverage is in America's smaller cities and towns, we believe our customers deserve the same level of digital services that people receive in major metropolitan areas.

We are dedicated to keeping jobs in the communities we serve. Our diversified workforce of over 4,600 employees lives and works in the 22 states where we do business.

Mediacom is now one of the nation’s largest cable operators with over 4,600 employees serving over 1,500 communities in 22 states.