alticecableAltice USA  announced that its new, low-cost Optimum residential broadband Internet service is now available to qualifying low-income users in pilot test areas in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan area. Dubbed Economy Internet, Altice low-income broadband packages start at $14.99 per month and feature broadband speeds as high as 30 Mbps, a WiFi home router, mobile connectivity to 1.5 million Optimum Wi-Fi hotspots across the tri-state area and no data caps.

Joined by local politicians, celebrities, students and teachers, Altice USA aptly launched the low-cost Optimum broadband service on Nov. 30 at the BronxWorks Carolyn McLaughlin Community Center.

“Altice USA is committed to serving our local communities with the products and services that connect people to the things that matter most,” Altice USA co-president and COO Hakim Boubazine stated during the event.

Altice USA is joining with BronxWorks and other local community organizations in a bid to promote Economy Internet in the area. It’s also providing broadband modems and Internet access free of charge in community centers and libraries, as well as in public spaces, throughout the tri-state area.

Altice Low-Income Broadband
Available in Norwalk, Connecticut; Brentwood, Long Island; Newark and Paterson, New Jersey; and the Bronx, Brooklyn and Yonkers in New York, the Optimum Economy Internet broadband service also comes with up to three Optimum email accounts and McAfee Internet Protection.

No annual contract is required and no additional fees or taxes are charged, but the service is limited to families that qualify for the National School Lunch Program and seniors who qualify for Supplemental Social Security.

Economy Internet’s introduction follows right on the heels of Altice USA announcing a five-year expansion plan centered on building a next-generation fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network capable of moving data and communications across its network footprint at speeds as high as 10 Gbps.

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