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Optimum Internet Plans: The Perfect balance of Speed and Value.


Optimum Internet plans are among the most competitive in the market with a number of options to choose from if you’re lucky to live in a region where their Services are available.

Created in 2005 through the merger of Cablevision and Seddenlink, Altice USA is a subsidiary of Altice that offers a number of telecommunications services in United States. Altice USA is headquartered in New York City and has operations in several states including New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

Altice itself is a global telecommunications company based in the Netherlands that provides major telecommunications services including broadband, video, mobile, and fixed-line services operating in the United States, France, Portugal, Israel, Belgium, Luxembourg, Dominican Republic and other countries. Altice offers a wide range of services including high-speed internet, digital television and mobile phone service. It was launched in 2001.

Apart from internet Optimum also offer other services including TV, Mobile and Home Phone Services.

Introducing 5gig Internet.

In May 2022, Optimum launched it's fastest internet connection; the Optimum 5gig which first went live in New York City. This became the fastest home internet plan and will definitely make the competition uncomfortable.

The Optimum 5gig offers up to 5Gbps Symmetrical speeds with same upload and download speeds. Considering that this is a purely fiber connection means if you'll be lucky to get connected to this plan you will definitely enjoy unrivaled internet connectivity with lightning fast speeds with zero buffering.

The plan costs USD 180/Month for the first two years without a mobile plan or USD 165/M with a mobile plan and W/Auto Pay and paperless billing.

During the launch, Optimum also introduced the 2Gig 100% fiber plan which is seen as the best alternative to those who find the 5Gig plan a little pricier.

Why Optimum?

1. High Speeds: Optimum Internet offers some of the fastest internet speeds available in the market, allowing you to stream music, movies, and online gaming without buffering or lagging. Their 2Gig and 5Gig are still some of the best plans in the country.

2. Reliable Coverage: Optimum Internet provides consistent and dependable coverage across its network ensuring you stay connected even during peak times. Optimum also promises fast reliable speeds with 99.9% reliability.

3. Affordable Prices: Optimum Internet offers competitive prices in the market making it an affordable internet provider for many households.

4. Easy Installation: The installation process is simple and quick, allowing you to enjoy your internet connection in no time. They also promise a 60-day money back guarantee and in case they delay in their installation they'll pay you $20 for the inconvenience.

5. No annual contracts. Optimum gives you a 2 year price lock with no annual contracts giving you the freedom to switch between plans without having to worry about penalties and hidden charges.

6. Excellent Customer Service: Optimum Internet offers excellent customer service, providing quick and helpful solutions to any queries or issues you may have.

Optimum is also well known for their most user friendly terms including no contracts, no data caps as well as no Early Termination fees. They also give you up to USD 500 contract buyout in case you want to move from your current Internet provider to Altice.

Optimum Internet Pros.

No annual contracts.
USD. 500 contract buyout.
60 day money-back guarantee.
Built-in security.
Access to over 2 Million WiFi Hotspots.
24/7 customer service.
A number of additional perks and promos available from time to time.

Optimum Internet plans.

Optimum offers both stand-alone Internet plans as well as bundled plans with TV as well as Voice Services.

The various optimum internet plans available are: 

  •  Optimum 100: 100 Mbps download/upload speeds, unlimited data, no contract required
  • Optimum 300: 300 Mbps download/upload speeds, unlimited data, no contract required
  • Optimum 400: 400 Mbps download/upload speeds, unlimited data, no contract required
  • Optimum 500: 500 Mbps download/upload speeds, unlimited data, no contract required
  • Optimum 1G: 1 Gigabit download/upload speeds, unlimited data, no contract required
  • Optimum 300 Plus: 300 Mbps download/upload speeds, unlimited data, with a contract
  • Optimum 400 Plus: 400 Mbps download/upload speeds, unlimited data, with a contract
  • Optimum 500 Plus: 500 Mbps download/upload speeds, unlimited data, with a contract
  • Optimum 1G Plus: 1 Gigabit download/upload speeds, unlimited data, with a contract
  • Optimum 2G: 2 Gigabit symmetrical fiber internet.
  • Optimum 5G: 5 Gigabit fiber connection with same download/upload Speeds.
  • Optimum WiFi: Wi-Fi enabled modem with speeds up to 400 Mbps download/upload, unlimited data, no contract required.

Optimum Fiber Internet Plans:

Optimum Gigabit.

This was Optimum’s highest speed internet connection till April 2022 available via fiber of Cable depending on your area. You can get a Gigabit Connection of 940 Mbps download speeds with either 940, 880 or 35 Mbps upload speeds depending on the type of connection.

The price of this plan is around $70/Month though Speeds and prices may vary by area.

Other internet providers including at&t, Verizon and Cox to name just but a few have the same plan with slight differences depending on the specific provider.

Cox Gigablast gives a DSL connections of 940 Mbps upload speeds and 35Mbos upload speeds for USD 99.99 for the first year and USD 119.99 after.

Both Verizon and at&t have Gigabit plans with speed of up to 940Mbps upload speeds and 880Mbps download speeds. Verizon charges $89.99 per month while at&t charges $60 per month for the first 12 months and USD 80 after.

Optimum 500 plan.

The Optimum 500 gives speeds of up to 500Mbps upload and up to 20Mbps download speeds.

This plan costs $60 per month with no contract or data caps. The Closest Cox plan is the Cox Ultimate 500 with Speeds of up to 500Mbps upload and 10Mbps upload speeds costing $45/Month for the first 12 months and $65 thereafter with a monthly data cap of 1.25TB.

At&t also have a fiber 500 plan with up to 500Mbps upload and download speeds priced at $45/Month for the first 12 Months and $89.99 per month thereafter.

Optimum 300.

This plan is priced at $40 per Month with Upload speeds of up to 300Mbps and download speeds up to 20Mbps.

What are some drawbacks of optimum internet?

1. Limited Availability: Optimum Internet is only available in certain areas and not everywhere.

2. Limited Bundles: Optimum Internet does not offer as many bundles as other providers, which could make it difficult to customize your plan.

How good is optimum customer care?

Optimum customer care has been rated highly for its friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable customer service representatives. Customers can reach Optimum customer service via phone, email, or live chat. The company also offers a wide variety of helpful online resources, including tutorials, FAQs, and a customer service Twitter account.

Answer: We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee on all products purchased from us.

5. Do you offer any discounts or promotions?

Answer: Yes, we offer seasonal sales and discounts throughout the year. Please visit our website for more information


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