Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS), the provider of Optimum-branded communications and video services, today announces that it has expanded its network to the Barrier Island communities of Gilgo, West Gilgo, and Oak Beach, bringing high-speed internet service to the island’s local residents for the first time ever.
The expansion of Optimum broadband services to the Barrier Islands is part of the company’s commitment to the New NY Broadband Program, administered by the New York State Broadband Program Office, to expand high-speed broadband internet service to homes and businesses in unserved or underserved rural areas in the company’s NYS footprint.
“Through our partnership with New York State, Altice USA is pleased to expand our network to the Barrier Islands communities, bringing our advanced broadband service to local residents so they can connect in ways they’ve never done before,” said Hakim Boubazine, Altice USA Co-President and Chief Operating Officer. “This is the latest step in our commitment to ensure that people across the Altice USA footprint have access to fast and affordable internet connectivity.”
Jeffrey Nordhaus, Empire State Development Executive Vice President of Innovation and Broadband, said, “We congratulate Altice USA on its expansion of high-speed internet service in partnership with the Broadband Program Office, which will bring broadband to the Barrier Island communities for the very first time.”
Barrier Island residents have the option of choosing from three Optimum high-speed symmetrical speed tiers that include unlimited data and free access to over two million Optimum WiFi hotspots, with no annual contract and no early termination fees. More information about Optimum internet services for the Barrier Islands is available by calling 1-866-200-7273.
Altice: Janet Meahan, Janet.Meahan@alticeusa.com, 929-418-4947
BPO Office: Adam Kilduff, Adam.Kilduff@esd.ny.gov, 212-803-3744
About Altice USA
Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS) is one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States, delivering broadband, pay television, telephony services, proprietary content and advertising services to approximately 4.9 million residential and business customers across 21 states through its Optimum and Suddenlink brands.
About the New NY Broadband Program
Recognizing the importance of broadband infrastructure and building on prior State investments in broadband deployment, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in 2015, with legislative support, established the $500 million New NY Broadband Program. The Program provides New York State grant funding to support projects that deliver high-speed Internet access to unserved and underserved areas of the State, with priority to unserved areas, Libraries, and Educational Opportunity Centers.