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If you’re shopping for internet service in the greater NYC area, it’s likely that Optimum cable internet will be an option. Optimum is available to over 12 million people, many of whom live in New York, but coverage also extends to western Connecticut, eastern New Jersey and parts of rural Pennsylvania. In New York, you’ll find Optimum internet service in The Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Poughkeepsie and Yonkers, among other NY cities.

Optimum coverage, as well as available speeds and plan pricing, will vary by location. We’ve listed some popular Optimum plans below, but the best way to get accurate plan information for your address is to call and speak with our internet experts.

Optimum internet plans and pricing

Plan nameStarting priceDownload speeds up to
Optimum 20$29.99/mo.*20 Mbps
Optimum 200$44.99/mo.*200 Mbps
Optimum 300$39.99/mo.*300 Mbps
Optimum 400$64.99/mo.*400 Mbps
Optimum 1 Gig$69.99/mo.*940 Mbps

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Why choose Optimum internet?

Optimum high-speed internet is great if you like flexibility, fast speeds and steady pricing with your internet plans. Optimum internet plans offer a combination of customer-friendly features that most other internet providers don’t have.

What we like

  • No contracts. With Optimum, you’re never stuck in a long-term agreement or responsible for early termination fees.
  • Unlimited data. If your household loves to stream and game, Optimum internet plans have the freedom you need.
  • Price for life offers. Why pay more when you can pay the same price, year after year? With Optimum’s Price for Life offers, you won’t have increasing monthly internet costs.

Things to consider:

  • Optimum introductory pricing. Intro is only available to new customers or former customers who have not had service in at least 30 days, and whose account was left in good standing. 
  • Fees, taxes and surcharges. These can change at any time, which means your monthly cost could go up if those charges increase. 
  • Modem lease. Leasing a modem adds $10/mo. charge to the price of your Optimum plan.

Price for Life with Optimum internet 

Optimum’s Price for Life offer is a great deal considering you can get 1 GB internet at a locked-in price of $69.99. To put that in perspective, take a look at what similar speed plans with competing providers cost:

  • Verizon up to 940 Mbps: $79.99/mo.*
  • Cox up to 1,000 Mbps: $99/mo.*
  • Spectrum up to 940 Mbps: $109.99/mo.*

In fact, the only providers that are cheaper than Optimum for gigabit plans are AT&T (starting at $49.99/mo.*), CenturyLink ($65/mo.*) and Windstream ($67/mo.*).

Limited time pricing offer: Optimum 300 starting at $39.99/mo.*

The Optimum 300 plan comes with plenty of speed for streaming and gaming on multiple devices, and is available in select areas for the discounted starting price of $39.99/mo.* Call now to see if this Optimum offer or others are available at your address.

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Get a whole-home Wi-Fi connection with Optimum

The Fiber Gateway modem/router combo from Optimum gives you a Smart Wi-Fi connection for all your Wi-Fi-enabled devices. For the best whole-home Wi-Fi coverage, place your Optimum router in a central location in your home and set the Smart Wi-Fi extender (included at no extra cost) where your Wi-Fi connection could use a boost.

Optimum internet service comes with 24/7 tech support, so help is there if you need it when installing or resetting your Optimum internet equipment, or if you are having issues connecting your devices to the Optimum Wi-Fi service.

Optimum Wi-Fi hotspots keep you connected while out and about

Optimum internet customers can take advantage of more than two million Optimum Wi-Fi hotspot locations. View the Optimum Wi-Fi Hotspot Map to find a local Optimum Wi-Fi connection near you, and remember to be mindful of internet security best practices when using a public connection.

Choose the best Optimum internet plan for you

If you’re considering an Optimum internet plan for your home, there are five high-speed internet options to choose from. We recommend the Optimum 300 for most households, as it is fast enough to support multiple devices for streaming and gaming, but costs less than the slightly slower Optimum 200 plan. Of course, prices and plans will depend on which Optimum promotions are available in your area.

Compare Optimum internet to other providers

Optimum may not be the only option for internet in your area. In the four states that Optimum provides coverage – New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut – there are eight other primary providers available. 

As you can see from the table below, two providers, RCN and Windstream, have plans that start at a cheaper price point than Optimum. However, the cheapest plans with those providers will only get you 10 Mbps and 15 Mbps respectively, versus the 20 Mbps you get with Optimum’s basic internet plan. That could mean the difference between streaming on multiple devices in your home or only being able to game and stream on one or two devices simultaneously. 

Take a look at how Optimum compares to other cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet providers that may be available at your address.

Optimum vs. other internet providers

ProviderStarting price*Internet speedsData capContract
OptimumOptimum$29.99/mo.20 – 940 MbpsNoneNone
CenturyLink$49.00/mo.3 – 940 Mbps1 TBNone
CoxCox logo$29.99/mo.10 – 1,000 Mbps1 TB1 year
FrontierFrontier Communications$27.99/mo.6 – 500 MbpsNoneDepends on plan
RCN$19.99/mo.10 – 1,000 MbpsNoneNone
SpectrumSpectrum$49.99/mo.60 – 940 MbpsNoneNone
VerizonVerizon$39.99/mo.200 – 940 MbpsNoneNone
WindstreamWindstream Logo$25.00/mo.15 – 1,000 MbpsNoneDepends on plan
XfinityXfinity logo$29.99/mo.15 – 2,000 Mbps1 TBDepends on plan

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Optimum internet frequently asked questions

Can you get Optimum internet only?

Yes. Optimum offers multiple internet-only plans with speeds up to 940 Mbps in select areas.

Is there an installation fee for Optimum internet?

Standard installation for Optimum internet is $49. If you would like Premium installation, which includes setup of wireless devices, the one-time installation cost is $99. For Optimum internet and TV bundle bundles, the installation cost may be higher, up to $149 depending on the specific packages in your bundle.

Does Optimum charge for a modem?

Equipment fees for Optimum internet are $10/mo. plus taxes. This includes a modem/router gateway device, plus Optimum Wi-Fi service. A Wi-Fi extender may also be included with the rental cost.

Does Optimum have internet for low-income households?

Altice’s internet for low-income customers is called Altice Advantage Internet. Qualifying customers can get internet with speeds up to 30 Mbps, a free smart router, a free modem, discounted installation and more. Check eligibility.

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