Mediacom Communications has become the latest cable operator to remove old-world QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) signals used for linear video off its network, freeing up more wherewithal for high-speed internet. 

With a substantial portion of Mediacom’s customers using either TiVo’s IPTV solution or the Xumo Stream Box for video, removing the video signals used to support traditional cable set-tops “turned out not to be that big a deal,” Mediacom chief technology officer JR Walden said while speaking at a Denver-area industry event Monday, which was covered by Light Reading.