A subsidiary of Altice USA, Optimum is one of the primary cable Internet providers in parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Their Internet service can be packaged with Optimum TV or with 5G phone service provided by Altice Mobile. They also maintain one of the largest and fastest WiFi networks in the Tri-state area.
Connection Type: Cable Internet
Download Speeds: Up To 940 Mbps
Optimum has three speed tiers for their Cable Internet service:
They do have faster symmetrical upload speeds in locations with fiber-optics. However, that is within a limited coverage area (about 20% of their service footprint). The vast majority of Optimum customers will only be able to get a cable connection and will have to settle for slower upload speeds.
Besides their top-notch download speeds, some of the best reasons to choose Optimum Internet service include:
Call to compare Optimum with other providers at your address:
Some of the biggest cities served by Optimum include:
Altice is currently working to expand Optimum's fiber-optic network.
By constantly increasing their ability to offer symmetric 1 Gbps Internet connections, the company is becoming much more competitive versus other fiber-optic ISPs in the same area.
So, if you passed on Optimum Internet before because of slow upload speeds, you may have reason to try them again in the near future.