Suddenlink Provides Complimentary 60-Day Student Broadband Offer to Support Remote Learning
Altice USA Provides Complimentary 60-Day Student Broadband Offer to Support Remote Learning
NEW YORK, NY – (October 19, 2020) – Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS) is continuing its support for remote learning by offering its Altice Advantage 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.
“As the pandemic continues to have a tremendous impact on the education system, Altice USA is committed to providing connectivity solutions that help students and their families during this challenging school year,” said Hakim Boubazine, President of Telecommunications and Chief Operating Officer. “Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve provided free broadband to more than 20,000 households, and as many schools continue remote learning, we are pleased to provide this offer to assist our communities. This offer is just one example of the many solutions we are providing to ensure families have the tools they need for a successful school year.”
Starting today, households interested in the free 60-day Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband and WiFi offer can apply by visiting alticeadvantageinternet.com.
Altice Advantage includes unlimited data, free equipment, and reduced installation. Following the 60-day period, households are able to retain their Altice Advantage service for $14.99 per month, providing households with a low-cost, contract-free internet solution.
In response to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, Altice USA has taken several steps to ensure students in the communities we serve have reliable access to broadband connectivity.
This includes working with school districts to provide solutions to reach households that lack connectivity, including through our Student WiFi product, which enables school-issued devices to access the Optimum WiFi network, as well as by offering a centralized purchase program that allows school districts to identify and provide connectivity to students without broadband access at home.
Altice USA is also providing $1 million in funds and device donations to support remote learning as part of our COVID-19 relief and recovery program.
In addition, Altice USA has introduced a $5 per month Educator Discount available on select Internet and TV packages to show appreciation to the dedicated teachers who are making learning possible for their students both in the classroom and remotely. To learn more about the Educator discount, click here for Optimum and here for Suddenlink.
About Altice USA
Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS) is one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States, delivering broadband, video, mobile, proprietary content, and advertising services to more than 4.9 million residential and business customers across 21 states through its Optimum and Suddenlink brands. The company operates a4, an advanced advertising and data business, which provides audience-based, multiscreen advertising solutions to local, regional, and national businesses and advertising clients. Altice USA also offers hyper-local, national, international and business news through its News 12, Cheddar, and i24NEWS networks.