Madison Communications, INC. is a privately owned communications and entertainment company headquartered in Staunton, Illinois. Our new customer communications center was built in 2006 where approximately 50 full-time employees are staffed. Madison
offers Digital Cable, HDTV, High Speed Internet, Telephone Services,
and Advertising Services to residents and businesses in Madison and
Macoupin counties in Illinois.
Madison is a
leader in broadband communication services and has deployed a robust
fiber-optic data/voice network to service this mid-state region. Madison
currently services the following communities located in mid-state
Illinois: Alhambra, Benld, Bunker Hill, Hamel, Holiday
Shores, Livingston, Mt. Clare, Mt. Olive, New Douglas, Prairietown,
Sawyerville, Staunton, Williamson, Wilsonville and Worden.
Madison originally began in 1940 as a family owned and operated local exchange carrier called Worden Telephone Company. In the early 1980’s, Madison obtained the cable television franchise in Holiday Shores. During
the 1980’s, Madison made significant upgrades to its network by
installing digital telephone switching equipment, developing the cable
television distribution network and cable television headend.
the 1990’s, Madison Communications launched their first dial-up
Internet service and also purchased Macoupin County Cablevision and five
cable television franchise areas from Charter Communications. These cable properties were rebuilt and improved, preparing for the launch of digital cable and other advanced services.
November of 2000, Madison launched digital cable television service,
including an all-digital service option, pay per view capabilities and
50 premium movie channels like HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, The Movie
Channel, Starz and Encore. Madison also implemented a
local access channel, providing area news, IHSA playoff coverage, a
community bulletin board and advertising opportunities for residential
and business customers. Network ad insertion was
introduced as a business advertising medium for such popular networks
such as ESPN, HGTV, Fox Sports Midwest, Discovery, TNT and Lifetime.
eighty strand miles of fiber that Madison started with has now expanded
to over 11,000 strand miles within the network. In 2010, Madison became
a partner in Illinois Network Alliance, a statewide fiber network which
provides the company with presence in several major internet exchanges
and central offices. Madison’s fiber infrastructure and redundant
equipment architecture is designed for the services of the future. Just
as importantly, it is designed to ensure reliability today.
ahead, Madison acquired 700 MHz spectrum in 2008 that can potentially
serve various locations in Illinois and Indiana. We continue to evaluate
the wireless communications business in the Midwest marketplace. Many
of these markets are under-served or un-served areas and a natural fit
for fixed and mobile broadband services combining voice, entertainment
and data applications.
Madison’s network of 2011 provides high speed internet service with some of the fastest download speeds in the industry. Our
extensive channel lineup includes over 200 channels, a high definition
tier with today’s most popular programming, DVR Services and special
interest and all-family programming. Madison is always looking to expand
our channel lineup and we encourage our customers to suggest additional
services and programming.
is looking to the future of entertainment and we are excited to bring
new and advanced services to market. Our goal is to meet the needs of
anchor institutions, consumers and commercial customers located
throughout our existing and newly acquired licensed territories. For more details concerning Madison’s services or product lines, visit gomadison.com or call us at 1-855-465-1004.