Optimum Launches 5 Gigabyte Fiber Optic Internet in Connecticut.

NEW YORK— Altice USA’s Optimum announced that 5 Gig and 2 Gig Fiber Internet services are now available across its entire fiber footprint in Connecticut.

5 Gig Fiber Internet is the fastest residential fiber optic Internet service in the tri-state area with symmetrical speeds of up to 5 Gig, which is more than twice as fast as the speeds offered by carriers. fiber competitors, the operator said.

“Just in time for the start of the school year, Optimum is excited to bring its multi-gigabit fiber Internet speeds to our Connecticut customers,” said Matt Grover, executive vice president of consumer and business services at Optimum. “Our 5 Gig and 2 Gig Fiber Internet offers speeds more than twice as fast as the competition, and we can’t wait for our Connecticut customers to start enjoying the fastest fiber Internet service in the tri-state area.”

Optimum’s 5 Gig and 2 Gig Fiber Internet service is offered on Optimum’s new 100% Fiber Internet network, which is available at more than 1.6 million addresses. The service offers symmetric speeds, Altice reported.

Additionally, consumers can enjoy high-resolution video streaming up to 8K and lower latency for an enhanced connectivity experience across multiple devices and for data-intensive online activities such as virtual reality apps, games, etc., the operator said.

Optimum 5 Gig and 2 Gig Fiber Internet are also available on Optimum’s fiber footprint in Long Island and will continue to be rolled out in phases across the company’s tri-state area fiber footprint.

For new customers, Optimum 5 Gig Fiber Internet is $180/month and 2 Gig Fiber Internet is $120/month.

For more information on Optimum’s multi-gig speed tiers and other fiber offerings, visit Optimum.com/5Gig (opens in a new tab).