Optimum Internet

Plans starting at

$ 24.95 /mo
  • Access to Optimum hotspot network
  • Free internet security suite

About Optimum

Optimum provides internet service, television and voice. Optimum also offers Altice Advantage, an internet service provider (ISP) for low-income customers in 13 states. Optimum's fastest and most expensive plan is Altice Fiber -- or "Optimum Gig" -- which runs on a new, extremely fast fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network.

What You Need to Know

Plans start at

$24.95/mo

Optimum Internet Speeds

  • from 10 Mbps
  • Up to 400 Mbps

Internet offers vary by location

Optimum Internet Availabilty

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Contracts

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All Optimum Products

  • internet

Internet Packages

Optimum Online currently provides five tiers of home internet service through a cable network within service areas in four states.

Optimum Internet 10 - 400 MBPS

Plans Include

  • Access to Optimum hotspot network
  • Free internet security suite

Plans starting at
$ 24.95 /mo for 12 months


Call to Order 1-877-387-6961

Optimum Online

The Optimum internet plan includes five home internet connectivity packages, with download speeds ranging from 10 Mbps to 400Mbps.

Internet download speeds for these Optimum internet plans are as follows: 10Mbps for Optimum 10, 20Mbps for Optimum 20, 200Mbps for Optimum 200, 300Mbps for Optimum 300 and 400Mbps for Optimum 400. Reaching 35Mbps in some cases, Optimum’s upload speeds are some of the fastest available among cable ISP services.

Optimum Online customers gain free access to a network of over two million free Wi-Fi hotspots for on-the-go connectivity. Other features of this Optimum plan include a free Optimum email account and a free security suite from McAfee. This suite provides anti-malware and anti-phishing capabilities, firewall security, data encryption, password management, parental controls and instant message monitoring.

Optimum Online provides subscribers with one free cable modem. Optimum internet prices for these Optimum Internet deals are as follows: $24.95 for Optimum 10, $29.95 for Optimum 20, $84.95 for Optimum 200, $119.95 for Optimum 300 and $119.95 for Optimum 400. Additional modems cost $49.95 each per month.

Altice One

In addition, Altice One, a bundle available over both Optimum and Suddenlink cable networks, combines high-speed internet with 4K video services, streaming apps, digital voice, home Wi-Fi and digital voice service. Services extend throughout the home thanks to a hub device with an advanced voice-activated remote control.

Altice Advantage

Sponsored by both Optimum and Suddenlink, Altice Advantage internet provides eligible low-income seniors and families with discounted internet service. You might qualify for this Optimum plan if you have a child who participates in the National School Lunch Program. You may also qualify if you are a veteran receiving state or federal public assistance or if you are 65 years or older and receive Supplemental Security Income.

Altice Advantage provides internet download speeds of up to 30Mbps. Customers living in Optimum Online service areas have access to Optimum Online’s network of over two million Wi-Fi hotspots. All Altice Advantage customers can also purchase a discounted laptop from Acer for $149.99.
This plan costs $14.99 per month. The plan also includes a free router and discounts on standard installation fees. Customers must apply online to determine their eligibility.

Altice Fiber, or ‘Optimum Gig’

Launched in September of 2018 and sold through Optimum, Altice Fiber is a new high-speed network envisioned as a competitor for Verizon Fios. This Optimum Wi-Fi plan brings fiber-optic internet connectivity to the home through a Wi-Fi-enabled Gateway product promoted as the first all-in-one router and smart Wi-Fi device in the US.

This plan provides speeds of up to 1Gbps for both uploads and downloads. Customers can acquire extenders to increase Wi-Fi coverage and create a mesh network in the home. This Optimum Wi-Fi plan also includes an app for managing your network.

Monthly pricing for this Optimum plan is $59.99, including a Gateway device with smart Wi-Fi, a free extender and a one-year subscription to HBO.

Included Features

Features vary by plan. Optimum Gig customers, for example, receive a free one-year subscription to HBO and free equipment for optimizing Wi-Fi connectivity in their homes.
free email

Optimum email account

All Altice Advantage customers get free email plus an opportunity to buy a laptop for $149.99.

wifi hotspots

Two million Optimum Wi-Fi hotspots

Optimum Online subscribers receive free access to a network of more than two million Optimum Wi-Fi hotspots

security suite

Internet Security Suite

Packages come with a free internet security suite.

Optimum In your area

You can get Optimum Online if you live within specific service areas in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Connecticut. You can get Altice Advantage if you are income-eligible and you live in an Optimum Online service area in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Connecticut. You also qualify if you live in a Suddenlink service area in any of these states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia. Upon initial rollout in September of 2018, Altice Fiber was only available in select areas of Long Island, New York. However, the company has announced plans to extend the new FTTH network throughout the entire Optimum service area and to eventually raise speeds for this Optimum plan to 10 Gbps for both uploads and downloads.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Optimum internet prices vary by plan. Optimum Online, which provides download speeds ranging from 10Mbps to 400Mbps, costs $24.99 to $119.95 per month. The discounted Altice Advantage service offers download speeds of up to 35Mbps and is available to eligible low-income customers for $14.95 per month. Optimum Gig, running at speeds of up to 1Gbps for both uploads and downloads, costs $59.99 per month.

Optimum Online is available only within Optimum service areas in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
The discounted Altice Advantage internet service for eligible low-income customers is available in some areas of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia.
Altice Fiber, or "Optimum Gig," still offers limited availability. When this Optimum internet plan first launched in September 2018, it was available only in a small service area on Long Island, New York. The company intends to expand the new FTTH network to cover all Optimum service areas.