By Mike Dano
Mediacom Communications, the nation’s fifth-largest cable operator with roughly 2.7 million total customers across the Midwest and Southeast, is testing wireless operations in the 3.5GHz CBRS band with equipment from Samsung. The company is testing the equipment in Chester, NY, just down the street from its headquarters in Blooming Grove.
Mediacom declined to comment on the tests beyond its filing on the topic with the FCC.
Mediacom joins a wide range of large and midsized cable operators eyeing the CBRS opportunity. Comcast, Charter Communications, Cox Communications, Midco and others have also registered CBRS tests with the FCC.