Altice USA / Optimum listed among “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion” by Disability Equality Index

New York (July 11, 2023) – Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS) and its consumer brand Optimum are proud to announce that the company received a top score on the Disability Equality Index (DEI) and is recognized among the DEI Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion for the third year in a row.  

The DEI was launched in 2015 by Disability:IN and The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and is acknowledged today as the most robust disability inclusion assessment tool in business. In 2023, over 450 corporations utilized the DEI to benchmark their disability inclusion efforts. Each company receives a score, on a scale of zero (0) to 100, and those earning 80 and above earn the distinction. 

The company is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce that works together to innovate, develop and deliver best-in-class products and services for its diverse customer base. This commitment is rooted in providing employees and customers with the best experience possible. The company’s approach is informed by best practices in recruitment, retention, community and culture, which will help build a company that is welcoming, respectful and with equal opportunities for all.   

“Altice USA / Optimum is honored to be recognized among the DEI Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion, underscoring our commitment to championing diversity and inclusion by connecting and attracting top talent and making our workspaces, retail stores and products more inclusive for all regardless of disability status,” said Lisa Anselmo, Chief Diversity Officer at Altice USA. “We are also proud to have Altice Access, which is one of our eight employee affinity groups that has influenced operational and cultural advancements, lead us in our efforts to increase awareness of employees and customers with accessibility needs as we strive to be the connectivity provider of choice across all our communities.”  

“Businesses have the power to drive the global advancement of disability inclusion, and we’re thrilled to see more companies than ever leverage the Disability Equality Index to measure their progress. We recognize these top-scoring companies as a ‘Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion’ for their passion and efforts to lead the way in creating greater equity for people with disabilities in the workplace, marketplace, and supply chain,” said Jill Houghton, President and CEO of Disability:IN. 


About Altice 

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 approximately 4.9 million residential and business customers across 21 states through its Optimum brand. 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 News and i24NEWS networks. 


About the Disability Equality Index® 

The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions that they can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality. Each company receives a score, on a scale of zero (0) to 100, with those earning 80 and above recognized as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion.” 

The DEI is a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the nation’s largest disability rights organization, and Disability:IN, the global business disability inclusion network, to collectively advance the inclusion of people with disabilities. The organizations are complementary and bring unique strengths that make the project relevant and credible to corporations and the disability community. The tool was developed by the DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts, and disability advocates. Learn more at: