Optimum (cable brand)

American cable provider

Optimum is an Internet, TV, Mobile and Home phone company serving the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania Tri-State area, and North Carolina.

Long Island City
Area served
New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, North Carolina
Key people
Dexter Goei (Chief Executive Officer, Altice Group / Executive Chairman, Altice USA)
Hakim Boubazine (President and Chief Operating Officer, Altice USA)
Mike Grau (Chief Financial Officer, Altice USA)
ServicesCable Television, High Speed Internet, Telephone, Mobile Phone, Advertising
ParentAltice USA


This Optimum customer service facility in Freehold Township, New Jersey, has existed during both the Cablevision and Altice eras

Altice One is the company's flagship home entertainment platform. The device combines TV, streaming apps and more into one space-saving design.


Optimum HD cable modem and cable box, in place and connected

Optimum TV offers cable television service in three tiers


Optimum offers internet speeds up to 940 megabits per second. Currently there are four speed tiers available:

  • "1 Gig", Optimum's flagship speed tier. This speed tier offers 940Mbit/s download speed and is marketed as a "fiber" connection. Fiber connections may also have a 940Mbit/s upload speed. However, fiber is not guaranteed in all locations. Optimum may instead use a coaxial connection for this speed tier, causing service to be 940Mbit/s download and up to only 50Mbit/s upload.[1]
  • 400 Mbit/s
  • 300 Mbit/s
  • 200 Mbit/s

The company also offers a low-cost broadband option, Altice Advantage Internet, for certain eligible customers.


Optimum offers landline VOIP telephone service branded as Optimum Voice; the service uses a telephone cable modem to provide the service, either alone or combined into a household's main cable modem box.


Optimum provides small and mid-sized businesses with internet, phone, TV, mobile, Smart WiFi and ad services.


With the introduction of more than Optimum's original 30 channels, narrowcasting was added to the service's offerings,[2] since it was now economical to provide "programs of much significance to small audiences."


A New Jersey company that named itself "Optimum Networks Inc." was sued by then-owner Cablevision Systems Corporation (CSC) for violation of the OPTIMUM trademark in 2010.[3]


  1. "1 Gig Internet on the fastest fiber network". optimum.com. Optimum. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  2. Warren Strugatch (March 3, 2002). "L.I.@WORK: As Cablevision Sees the Future, It's Interactive". The New York Times. instructional programs about bird-watching or fine wines.
  3. "CSC HOLDINGS LLC v. Optimum Networks, Inc., 731 F. Supp. 2d 400 (D.N.J. 2010)". August 17, 2010.