Optimum Launches 8 Gig Symmetrical Fiber Internet Service to More Than 1.7 Million Residents

 Next-level 8 Gig service will expand to nearly 3 million fiber passings by year’s end.

NEW YORK--Optimum, a brand of Altice USA, today announced the launch of its new 8 Gig symmetrical fiber internet service, now available to more than 1.7 million residents and businesses across the company’s fiber footprint. By the end of 2023, Optimum 8 Gig fiber will be available to nearly 3 million passings and will expand as the company’s fiber network build continues.

This launch represents the largest deployment of 8 Gig internet speeds in the country and cements Optimum as the nation’s largest 8 Gig internet provider, delivering the fastest fiber Internet available in its serviceable footprint.

“After launching 2 and 5 Gig symmetrical fiber Internet speeds last year, Optimum is pleased to have invested even further in our network and infrastructure to bring next-level 8 Gig symmetrical internet speeds to our fiber footprint,” said Leroy Williams, chief growth officer, Optimum. “We look forward to bringing these reliable and faster speeds, along with an enhanced customer experience, to meet our customers’ growing data needs today and into the future.”

Deployed using XGS-PON, Optimum’s 8 Gig fiber internet offers 8 Gig symmetrical upload and download speeds to support the most data-intensive applications, such as AR/VR, gaming, graphic design, and video production, all while providing increased bandwidth that can simultaneously connect 100+ devices to the internet at once. The service is delivered directly into the home via the Optimum Fiber Gateway to enable fast, reliable WiFi in the home or business, with extenders available for extra coverage.


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