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Altice USA has expanded its low-cost broadband service, dubbed Economy Internet, to certain customers in both its Optimum and Suddenlink across the country.

The $14.99 per month service first launched in areas of New York last year, and offers internet speeds of up to 30 Mbps downstream and free in-home WiFi.

Since extending the service into the majority of the Suddenlink areas, now “hundreds of thousands” of eligible customers have access to fast, inexpensive internet, Altice says.

The Economy Internet offering also features a free modem, email service, and no data caps. It’s available with no annual contract to households who qualify for the National School Lunch Program and senior citizens who qualify for Supplemental Security Income, as well as new Optimum and Suddenlink internet customers.

“As the internet becomes increasingly important for education and accessing critical information, and services, Altice USA is pleased to expand our low-cost broadband service to connect even more families and seniors across our U.S. footprint,” Altice USA Chairman and CEO Dexter Goei comments. “We remain committed to supporting programs that help bridge the digital divide within our local communities, and ensuring that consumers across the country have access to affordable internet connectivity is a major step in reaching that goal."

Altice also says that it’s partnering with hundreds of community centers and libraries to provide free internet service in computer labs and other public spaces so residents can access high-speed broadband in their communities at no extra charge.

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