Altice expands reach of subsidized broadband to Suddenlink footprint

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Economy Internet delivers 30 Mbps downstream broadband and home Wi-Fi for $14.99 per month.

After debuting its subsidized internet product in its acquired Cablevision footprint last year, Altice USA has announced the expansion of the program into Suddenlink Communications regions. 

Economy Internet delivers 30 Mbps downstream broadband and home Wi-Fi for $14.99 and is targeted to seniors and low-income families receiving federal assistance, a number Altice estimates to be around 600,000 in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut “Optimum” region.

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Since announcing Economy Internet on December 1 of last year, Altice said the subsidized broadband service is now available across its Tri-State Optimum footprint and is now available in most Suddenlink areas, as well. 

“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, in a statement. “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.”

Altice’s move into subsidized internet came after Charter Communications announced its own $14.99-a-month 30-meg service last year. This was tied to its purchases of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. 

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