Cablevision to up tiers to 200 Mbps and 300 Mbps, forum posters say


Cablevision has revamped its residential and business broadband tiers, according to leaked customer memos distributed in DSL Reports’ Cablevision forum. 

A memo showcasing the service revisions shows that the company has added newly upgraded speed tiers. The names of the services have been changed, with “Optimum” replacing the “Ultra” brand in most cases, and some tiers have been removed.

For example, the “Ultra 60” tier – which includes 60 Mbps downstream and 25 Mbps up – will now be called “Optimum 60."

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Most notably, two new tiers – Optimum 200 product (200 Mbps/35 Mbps) and Optimum 300 (300 Mbps/35 Mbps) – have been added to the residential product mix

On the business services side, new tiers include Business Optimum 250 (250 Mbps/35 Mbps) and Business Optimum 350 (350 Mbps/35 Mpbs), according to the leaked memo. 

A representative for Cablevision’s new parent company, Altice USA, declined to comment to FierceCable

Pricing is unclear, as is how existing users might be migrated over to the new tiers. However, one poster said he was told that existing Ultra 75 customers will be migrated to Optimum 200, while Ultra 101 customers will be upgraded to Optimum 300 with a monthly price of $55. 

For more:
- read this DSL Reports forum post

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