Optimum internet plans and prices
Optimum has both cable and fiber-optic internet plans, but not in the same area. Depending on where you live, you’ll qualify for one or the other connection type.
Optimum cable internet plans and pricing
Optimum’s cable internet plans are all a decent deal—except for Optimum 100, which costs $0.30 per megabit. But the value gets much better from there.
Optimum 300 is a great value for the speed ($0.09 per megabit). That’s enough juice to handle quite a bit of HD streaming and gaming. If you need a little more internet juice, Optimum 500 is $0.13 per megabit. But get this:
If you need the fastest speeds to accomodate high-volume TV streaming and online gaming, Optimum 1 Gig Internet is only $0.08 per megabit. It’s rare that a provider’s fastest plan is also the best value. So jump on this one.
Optimum fiber internet plans and pricing
Data as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
Wired connection speeds. WiFi speeds may vary.
If you’re lucky enough to live in Optimum’s fiber-optic service area, you’ll find that the plans are cheaper and they include a feature not available with cable connections: symmetrical upload speeds. So if a plan offers 300 Mbps download speeds, you’ll also get 300 Mbps upload speeds. This is great for users who not only do a lot of TV streaming and gaming, but also work at home and frequently upload large files.
Fiber Internet 100 is a lousy deal at $0.30 per megabit. Fiber Internet 300 costs $0.09 per megabit, just like Optimum 300. But Fiber Internet 500 ($0.10 per megabit) and Fiber Internet 1 Gig ($0.06 per megabit) are both $10.00 cheaper than their cable counterparts. With symmetrical upload speeds, they’re both super good deals.
But, again, Fiber Internet 1 Gig has the best value and highest speeds. Whoa! Recommended.
For a more detailed look at these plans, read our Optimum Internet Review.