Altice USA’s FTTH Network to Reach 1 Million Homes in 2018

New York — Altice USA, a broadband communications and video service operator, and the provider of Optimum and Suddenlink-branded internet, TV and phone services, announced that design and construction of its FTTH network have commenced for several hundred thousand homes concurrently in areas of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The company is on track to reach one million homes constructed by year end 2018.

“We are incredibly pleased with the progress we are making on our fiber investment and look forward to lighting up this new, advanced network to enable innovative products and services to support our customers’ connectivity needs well into the future,” said Altice USA Chairman and CEO Dexter Goei.

Expanding 1 Gig Service
In addition to its fiber investment, Altice USA continues to roll out enhanced services to its customers via its existing HFC network. The company has expanded 1 gigabit broadband service to more than 60 percent of its Suddenlink footprint, including recently launching gigabit service in seven cities across states including Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Additionally, the company more than tripled its internet speeds in its Optimum footprint, now offering broadband speeds of up to 400 Mbps for residential customers and 450 Mbps for business customers.

Altice is a market leader in successfully deploying fiber in various international markets it serves. Altice France and Altice Portugal have both announced plans to fiberize all of their countries.

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