Optimum InternetCheck Availability
April 05, 2020
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Optimum Internet is one of the many brands by Altice USA. Only available to customers in the New York tri-state area, Optimum provides in-home high-speed internet, digital TV and phone, plus Optimum WiFi network. In partnership with other Altice USA brands, Optimum also offers technical support and smart home products.
Optimum internet at-a-glance
Optimum is only available in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. If you live outside of these areas, you won’t have access. It does have reasonably high speeds and prices for its internet and TV services. In fact, Optimum’s prices are, on average, $15 dollars cheaper than many of the larger cable internet providers. But, with a slew of extra fees tacked on, your monthly charges will likely be much more than the advertised price.
|Type of Internet||SPEED||CONTRACT||DATA CAP||STARTING PRICE||AVAILABILITY|
|Cable, Fiber||Up to 1 Gig||Yes – 1 year||None||$24.95||Check Availability|
Optimum internet packages
Optimum provides high-speed internet to residents in its coverage area. Be advised that packages and speeds vary greatly depending on where you live.
Up to 200 Mbps high-speed internet
Good for multiplayer gaming and multi-device streaming
No phone connection required.
Up to 300 Mbps high-speed internet
Best for multiple streaming and heavier-than-average use
Fast downloads of large media files
Stream video and music on multiple devices at one time.
Up to 400 Mbps high-speed internet
Steam 4K UHD on multiple devices
Connect all smart-home devices at one time
Fast download times for gaming, multi-person streaming and larger media files.
Optimum 1 Gig
Up to one full Gig of high-speed internet
Best WiFi speeds available from Optimum
Best choice for multi-connected smart homes
Fastest download times for streaming and gaming and larger media files.
- Internet speeds up to 1 Gig
- No data caps
Optimum bundle packages
Optimum offers one bundle–Altice One–for internet (200 Mbps) and TV (although it has other bundles for its other products). With Altice One, you get TV, internet, streaming apps, 4K and more. Just recently, Optimum made the bundle available on Apple TV. The bundle requires a two-year contract but comes in under $65.00 per month, plus other fees and charges. Also, as of March 18, 2020, when you sign-up for the bundle, you’ll get a $100 Amazon gift card. (restrictions apply and promotion is subject to change.)
Optimum internet fees
Optimum internet deals
Optimum Internet online deals and promotions vary depending on where you live. That means that someone in New York may get a better or different deal than someone who lives in New Jersey. To be eligible, you must be a new customer of Optimum who has not received any Optimum products within the past 30 days. These deals are promotional as of 03/17/2020 and are subject to change.
Optimum data caps
Optimum advertises no data caps on its website. However, they do have an excessive use policy that addresses data consumption by subscribers. Common activities would likely include numerous or continuous bulk transfers of files, high capacity file transfers, peer-to-peer applications and newsgroups, all of which result in excessive data consumption. Optimum does not say what fees are charged for overages.
Pros and cons of Optimum internet
- No data caps (except for excessive usage)
- Good overall pricing – competitive with larger providers
- Fast internet speeds
- Four internet plans that meet most every need
- One reasonably priced TV+Internet bundle, plus bundles with other products
- Only available in the New York tri-state area
- Must sign a one-year contract to get the advertised prices
- Must sign a two-year contract to get Altice One bundled pricing
- Cancel service before your contract is done and you will pay early termination fees
- Renting a modem costs $10 a month
- Without a promo, the regular installation cost is about $149.99
- Offers only one bundle plan for TV and Internet