Frequently Asked Questions about Optimum Internet
What are Optimum internet plans?
Optimum offers some of the fastest high speed plans around. Below are internet only plans with pricing.
|down (mbps)||up (mbps)||cost (mbps)|
|Fiber 1 GB||940||$80|
|Fiber 2 GB||2000||$120|
|Fiber 5 GB||5000||$180|
- No data cap
- 1 yr agreement
- Use your own modem, or rent one
- WiFi 360 extenders provide greater coverage throughout home
How much does Optimum cost?
The price depends on the plan you choose, but Optimum can cost anywhere between $40 and $180.
What kind of internet is Optimum?
Optimum is internet provided over cable and in some areas fiber.
What is the cheapest plan?
Optimum 300 is the cheapest plan. The “300” means that it is a 300 MBPS download speed (with an upload of 20mbps). It is typically 40$ per month. If you call and ask, you might be able to get it for a bit less if they are offering any special deals.
What is the fastest plan?
The 5 Gig Fiber plan is the fastest: 5000 MBPS download speed for $180 per month.
What are the Gig internet plans?
These are the main Optimum Gig plans. They provide fiber options:
- 1 Gig Fiber ($60)
- 2 Gig Fiber ($120)
- 5 Gig Fiber ($180)
With fiber you can get upload speeds equivalent to your download speeds.
As well as being fast, Gig plans are known for low latency. They are constructed of glass, or fiber optic materials. Unlike cable connections, the speed doesnt suffer due to distance from the source. Also, these connections are more resilient in times of bad weather or emergencies.
Does it have good internet?
Having one of the fastest plans around sure helps Optimum to provide some of the best services around. As for customer reviews, most ISPs have an equal amount of good and bad reviews, so take poor reviews with a grain of salt. Anytime you have self installation or service personnel visiting peoples homes, you will inevitable encounter minor issues and delays.
Is Optimum satellite?
No Optimum is not a satellite service as it provides high speed cable and fiber optic connections.
Is it good for gaming?
Yes, any provider can be good for gaming so long as you choose the right tier. For gaming you will likely need at least 400 Mbps. If you have multiple users per residence then you might need even more. Fortunately offers a nice variety of connections to fit different budgets. Obviously, any of the gig plans will be great for multi user households and gaming over the internet.
Where is it available?
Not all of Optimum’s services are available everywhere, but in general you can find Optimum in these locations.
- New York
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- West Virginia
Who owns Optimum?
Optimum is owned Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS). Altice rebranded Suddenlink to Optimum…basically took the same company and started over with a new name. Sort of like what Comcast did with XFinity.
Can I install it myself?
Of course, like most providers nowadays, self installation kits are available and can be very handy especially if you are moving.
Does optimum have data caps?
There are certain data caps for some mobile plans. You will have to check the fine print of your plan details.