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Technology has completely revolutionized our way of living. Today, internet, TV, and phone have become essential means of communication. And, it has become more important than ever to subscribe to a reliable service provider in order to cater to our digital needs. This has also given rise to increased competition among ISPs nationwide. One of the best providers to surface in recent times is Optimum by Altice.

About Optimum by Altice

Optimum was originally the brand name used by Cablevision—a U.S. cable TV company—to provide high-speed internet, digital cable TV and a VoIP phone service. After Cablevision was acquired by the European telecom giant Altice, the Optimum brand came under the Altice USA umbrella.

Altice did not announce any changes as far as the branding of Optimum services. And, marketing strategies have continued to center on the brand name Optimum. Not opting for rebranding has helped the provider with maintaining a sense of consistency from the consumer viewpoint—given how familiar the name Optimum was.

Before Optimum, Altice which basically operates as multi-systems operator in the U.S., had also acquired Suddenlink. Acquisition of both Suddenlink and Optimum brands helped Altice USA to become the fourth-largest cable provider in the U.S., with its reach extending to millions in the New York Tri-State area as well as many Midwestern and southern states.

Why Choose Optimum?

The Optimumbrand provides a full service suite which connects your home to high-speed internet, gives you access to digital TV, as well as a VoIP phone service. Optimum Wi-Fi is considered one of the most robust Wi-Fi networks around.

Given how Altice USA has shaped its product philosophy around what the consumer wants and needs, and how three words “Innovative. Inclusive. Driven.” define the culture of the company, you can rest assured what you will get from Optimum is only the best. With an aim to connect more and more communities across the U.S. and empower people to make their lives simpler, Altice believes in sharing the fruits of innovative tech via ingenious services and products.

With Optimum, you can enjoy internet speeds up to 1,000 Mbps, a home phone service with unlimited calling plans, and a Cable TV service with a good variety of channel lineups. And, all of this comes with maximum flexibility at the most competitive rates. You can subscribe to a standalone Optimum internet plan or get all services in a bundled deal. Either way, you get quality service at optimum pricing without a compromise.

The Optimum Network

Optimum primarily provides internet service via coaxial cable lines—a network which was originally used to carry cable TV signals. But, with rapid evolution of networking technology in recent times, it became possible to transmit high-bandwidth digital data over these coaxial cable lines using the DOCSIS protocols. By upgrading and revamping its coaxial cable system, Optimum has been able to deliver a super-fast internet service to millions of subscribers, without having to invest in an expensive 100% fiber optic network which would reach the subscribers’ location.

The Optimum network carries data over a fiber optic network until the “last mile” to the subscriber’s address. During the “last mile” from a distribution point in the neighborhood, data is transferred over coaxial cable lines. The hop over to coaxial lines near the end of its journey, makes data transfer to bottleneck. However, the hybrid fiber-coaxial network is still able to deliver gigabit internet.

The fusion of coaxial and fiber technologies, also helps Optimum Internet to be available at prices not nearly as high as that of pure fiber optic internet. Here it must be added, Optimum is expanding the reach of its pure fiber optic network. Albeit, only select regions are able to benefit from this as of yet, we may soon see a 100% fiber optic network spreading out in Optimum service regions.

Optimum Plans & Pricing

If you live in the northeastern part of the United States, Optimum may be the most preferable choice. With fast broadband, digital TV and home phone, a variety of Optimum packages are on offer at optimum pricing. To help you choose the best option, let’s guide you through the spectrum of Optimum plans and pricing.

Optimum Internet

Want to play online games, stream HD, or browse the web fast? If yes, Optimum internet plans are the most suitable choice. Optimum provides 200, 300, 400, 500, and 1,000 Mbps fast internet giving you plenty of variety to pick from according to what fulfills your needs the best. Fiber rich cable broadband speeds allow you to connect multiple devices with minimum disruption—you download fast, get to watch video content in excellent picture quality, and game without unexpected ping spikes. The best thing about Optimum plans is that you are not limited by data caps, so you can take full advantage of super-fast download speeds.

Your in-home Optimum network covers every corner of the house with a strong signal. And when you are on the go, a subscription to Optimum Internet makes you eligible to connect to the Optimum Wi-Fi hotspot network which is over 2 million strong.

With higher Optimum speed tiers, you benefit from the amazing Price for Life Guarantee, while lower speed tiers come with a 2-year Price Lock. Even when you bundle Optimum Internet with a digital home phone service and/or digital TV, you can enjoy bundled service rates locked in for 2 years or for Life!

Optimum Internet Plan Speed Tier Price
Internet 300 300 Mbps $39.99/mo. for 12 months
Internet 400 400 Mbps $64.99/mo. Price for Life
Internet 1 Gig 1 Gbps $69.99/mo. Price for Life

Optimum Cable TV

Optimum cable TV service comes with plenty of choice to pick a channel line up from—Core TV, Select TV, and Premier TV, with over 220, 340, and 420 channels respectively. Each lineup gives you a good mix of local and popular American networks. And, you can also access premium entertainment networks like HBO Max™, SHOWTIME®, and STARZ® as an add-on to spice up your primary TV subscription.

Other perks include: the flexible Cloud DVR which would not let you miss on any TV favorite; access to Video On Demand titles so you can watch TV on your own timeline; apps like Netflix and YouTube right on your TV so you can stream on the big screen without the hassle of switching source inputs; a voice-activated remote that you can command to find a channel, or a show and more.

Each service feature spells convenience and flexibility for your in-home TV entertainment regime—and amazing picture quality whether you watch HD or 4K UHD. Take a look at Optimum packages with Optimum TV and internet—if you so wish you can add the Optimum phone service to each of the following Optimum Internet and TV bundles for $10 more. A 3-in-1 Optimum package will bring you the best value for your money. And, also make it convenient for you to take care of your monthly bills—one bill with all three services under one roof!

Optimum Packages Package Tier Speed Tier Price
TV/Internet 200 Core/Internet 200 Mbps $64.99/mo. for 12 months
Select/Internet 200 Mbps $79.99/mo. for 12 months
Premier/Internet 200 Mbps $99.99/mo. for 12 months
TV/Internet 300 Core/Internet 300 Mbps $74.99/mo. for 12 months
Select/Internet 300 Mbps $89.99/mo. for 12 months
Premier/Internet 300 Mbps $109.99/mo. for 12 months
TV/Internet 400 Core/Internet 400 Mbps $84.99/mo. Price for Life
Select/Internet 400 Mbps $99.99/mo. Price for Life
Premier/Internet 400 Mbps $119.99/mo. Price for Life
TV/Internet 1 Gig Core/Internet 1 Gbps $89.99/mo. Price for Life
Select/Internet 1 Gbps $104.99/mo. Price for Life
Premier/Internet 1 Gbps $124.99/mo. Price for Life

Optimum Phone

Optimum home phone is a digital service that utilizes VoIP tech and delivers excellent call quality at a minimal cost when bundled with other Optimum services. The service allows you unlimited phone calls local and nationwide calling, and you can also connect with family and friends in Puerto Rico, the U.S.. Virgin Islands, and Canada, without counting the minutes.

The digital service from Optimum keeps you secure with E911 and gives you free unlimited 411 calls. While multiple digital calling features like Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, and more, let you streamline your everyday communication.

Optimum Package Speed Tier Price
Internet 300 300 Mbps $49.99/mo. for 12 months
Internet 400 400 Mbps $74.99/mo. Price for Life
Internet 1 Gig 1 Gbps $79.99/mo. Price for Life

Optimum Availability

When it comes to Optimum availability, services span across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and Connecticut. Nearly 12.9 million people can access Optimum cable services in these regions. And, fiber internet service from Optimum is accessible to an estimated 1.6 million. Apart from residential customers, Optimum also provides connectivity solutions to businesses and corporates. All in all, over the provider serves 900 ZIP codes.

Bottom Line

Optimum internet, cable TV, and phone services have been specially designed to provide maximum satisfaction to users. We’d recommend you contact Optimum Customer Service at the Optimum phone number i.e. 1-844-520-8978 and get expert advice and assistance. Spanish-speaking subscribers can contact Servicio al Cliente Optimum at Telefono de Optimum i.e. 1-844-527-5633.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the cheapest Optimum package?

The cheapest Optimum package you can get is Optimum Internet 200 and Core TV priced at $64.99/mo. You get download speeds as fast as 200 Mbps and more than 200 channels.

Did Optimum raise their prices?

Optimum announced an increase in TV and internet prices in January 2020. The cost of TV packages hiked up by as much as $30 per month, whereas the basic Optimum internet jumped by as much as, $25 per month. Optimum indicated the hike in TV prices was due to the rising cost of programming.

Can You negotiate with Optimum?

Yes. You can negotiate to get a promotional price if you call and speak to a customer retention representative. You can ask them to reduce your bill or just cut out the additional cost from the bill. For example, if your monthly bill includes a rental charge for the modem or router, you can replace it by your own device.

Which is cheaper: Optimum or FiberOptic?

Both Optimum and Verizon FiberOptic offer good speeds at similar prices. However, Verizon FiberOptic is a pure fiber optic connection while Optimum provides cable broadband with Fiber in the Loop. Pure fiber optic connections from Optimum are available in select regions. So, in terms of the type of connection FiberOptic is superior when it is compared with cable broadband from Optimum. However, fiber to fiber comparison shows that Optimum fiber internet is less expensive than Verizon FiberOptic while providing the similar or better value.

What is the Optimum Premier Package?

Optimum Premier package is the one that includes the top Premier TV tier with Optimum internet. It allows customers to enjoy a lineup with more than 300 channels, and free premium networks like STARZ®, SHOWTIME®, and HBO MAX™. Promotional offers that include Premier TV let you enjoy FREE 1-year of Cloud DVR.