Altice USA's Optimum Fiber this month announced that the provider is now serving more than 100,000 customers on its wholly fiber-optic Optimum Fiber network, marking a significant milestone in the company’s fiber broadband strategy.
The company noted it launched 5 Gig and 2 Gig Fiber Internet speed tiers in select areas of Long Island earlier this month, and will be rolling out those multi-gig speed tiers across the rest of the Optimum Fiber footprint by the end of the year.
The launch of the Optimum 5 Gig Fiber Internet service solidified Optimum’s position as the fastest residential fiber internet service in the New York tri-state area, the company contends, offering speeds more than twice as fast as speeds offered by competing fiber providers.
The Optimum Fiber service offers customers a variety of benefits, including: symmetrical upload and download speeds; WiFi 6 for smarter whole-home wireless coverage; high-resolution video streaming up to 8K; lower latency for high performance virtual reality applications, gaming, etc..
Altice USA says its Optimum Fiber network is currently available in more than 1.3 million homes and businesses, with the and expectation to reach 6.5 million fiber passings by the end of 2025.