Altice Extends Low-Income Internet Program
Altice USA's (NYSE:ATUS) "Economy Internet" low-income broadband service is now available to eligible families and senior citizens across ...
The $14.99 per month service, which offers broadband speeds of up to 30 Mbps downstream and free in-home WiFi, is now available across the entire Optimum footprint after launching in some areas of the New York region late last year. The company says it is also extending the service to the vast majority of its Suddenlink markets.
"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," said Dexter Goei, Altice USA chairman and CEO. "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."
The service is available to households who qualify for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and senior citizens who qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).