MEDIACOM PARK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mediacom Communications has been named the nation's top cable operator by a leading industry publication. In its annual "Top Ops Awards" issue, Cablefax announced that Mediacom, with its record-setting performance in 2015 and impressive start in 2016, edged out larger cable companies to earn the coveted "MSO of the Year" award. The award honors the multiple cable system operator (MSO) that has best demonstrated excellence in overall operations during the prior year.
"Over Mediacom's 20-year history in the cable business, the company has maintained an unbroken streak of year-over-year, quarter-over-quarter revenue growth," said Amy Maclean, Editorial Director of Cablefax. "This consistent performance is indeed an impressive feat, positioning Mediacom today in its strongest financial condition ever."
Following a recent wave of industry consolidation, Mediacom now holds the distinction of being the 5th largest MSO in the United States and the only major cable operator with its corporate headquarters in New York State. In March, the Company marked the 20th anniversary of its first cable system purchase by announcing plans to invest $1 billion over the next 3 years to, among other projects, upgrade and expand its national broadband network. Headlining the list of planned initiatives is "Project Gigabit," the wide-scale deployment of 1 gigabit per second broadband services to virtually all of the 3 million homes and businesses within the 1,500 communities located in Mediacom's 22 state footprint.
"For over 2 decades, Mediacom's guiding principle has been to offer the smaller communities we serve the same or better communications services than are available in America's largest cities," said Rocco B. Commisso, Mediacom's founder and CEO. "To be recognized by Cablefax as the nation's top cable operator is a testament to the work our 4,600 employees do each and every day to serve our customers. With our plans to invest $1 billion over the next 3 years to fund Project Gigabit and other exciting initiatives, I think it is safe to say that the best is yet to come."
This year marks the 2nd time Mediacom was named MSO of the Year by Cablefax. The Company also received the honor in 2009. More information about the 2016 Top Ops Award winners is available at http://www.cablefax.com/the-magazine.