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Altice USA Launches the New Federal Communications Commission’s Broadband Benefit Program

Altice USA Launches the New Federal Communications Commission’s Broadband Benefit Program
The Siliconreview
17 May, 2021

Altice USA global provider of Optimum and Suddenlink internet, television, and phone service, in a recent announcement has stated that as part of its continued efforts to keep communities connected and make broadband more accessible, the company has launched the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. This program will provide an eligible Optimum and Suddenlink residential customers with a credit towards their internet service payments.

Optimum and Suddenlink residential customers who meet the eligibility criteria based on the FCC’s rules will receive a monthly credit of up to $50 towards their internet service and associated internet equipment rental charges. The offer is available to both new and existing Optimum and Suddenlink residential customers and will continue until six months after the date the federal government declares the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Altice USA has established several initiatives to keep customers connected and to provide relief to communities experiencing hardship due to the effects of the public health crisis. The company continues to offer its Advantage Internet product, a 30 Mbps broadband solution, complimentary for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not currently have home internet access.