Optimum and Suddenlink, brands of Altice USA, announced it will offer 300 Mbps home internet service at no cost to households that enroll in the Federal Government’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) after the program’s up to $30 monthly credit is applied.
Previously, the company offered a 100 Mbps internet service free for eligible customers, now tripling the speeds as part of this program. Altice USA was one of 20 internet providers recognized earlier this year by the White House for delivering high-speed broadband at no cost to low-income American families.
The pricing of the 300 Mbps internet plan is inclusive of all equipment, taxes and fees, meaning the service is completely free for all households who are eligible for and enroll in the ACP and apply the $30 monthly credit.
Eligible households can also apply the monthly ACP credit (which is up to $75 for qualifying households on Tribal Lands) to any other Optimum or Suddenlink broadband plan. In addition, new customers who sign up for the service will also receive a $50 Visa Prepaid Card and a WiFi 6 Gateway and WiFi extender included.
“We know how important it is for people to have access to affordable high-speed broadband and we’re pleased to offer our 300 Mbps internet plan free to eligible households who participate in the Affordable Connectivity Program,” said Matthew Grover, Altice USA’s Executive Vice President of Consumer and Business Services.