Altice USA Broadens Reach of Low-Cost Broadband Option

Altice USA said “Economy Internet,” an uncapped broadband service for low-income households, is now available across its Optimum (former Cablevision Systems) and Suddenlink footprints.

The service, for eligible families and senior citizens, offers 30 Mbps (downstream) and integrated in-home WiFi for $14.99 per month.

Altice USA launched Economy Internet is select areas of the New York region late last year, and was linked to a commitment to introduce a low income broadband option throughout the former Cablevision service territory.

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Altice USA said the expansion to the Suddenlink territories goes beyond its public interest commitment linked to the acquisition of Cablevision Systems.

The no-contract offer is available to new internet customers in Altice USA’s footprint who qualify for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and senior citizens who qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

“As the internet becomes increasingly important for education and accessing critical information and services, Altice USA is pleased to expand our low-cost broadband service to connect even more families and seniors across our U.S. footprint,” Dexter Goei, Altice USA’s chairman and CEO, said in a statement. “We remain committed to supporting programs that help bridge the digital divide within our local communities, and ensuring that consumers across the country have access to affordable internet connectivity is a major step in reaching that goal.”