Altice USA was proud to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM) this May. Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage represents the culture and heritage of the 51 countries in Asian regions and an estimated 20,000-30,000 islands in the Pacific Ocean.

With such a large and diverse representation, it was important to us that those within that community here at Altice USA felt recognized and comfortable in knowing they have a place to share about their culture and celebrate amongst peers. With that, last month in celebration of AAPIHM, Altice USA launched our Asian American and Pacific Islander Employee Affinity Group.

The group joins seven peer affinity groups to ensure the diverse backgrounds of our employees and customers are ever present in our workplace culture and the innovative products and services we bring to our communities.

Some other ways Altice USA celebrated Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage this month included:

  • News12: Throughout the month, News 12 shared daily factoids highlighting AAPI history. They also aired two special programs on Power and Politics and On a Positive Note. 
    • Power and Politics: Asian American Trailblazers – Sun, May 23 at 10:30a: Tri-state political leaders reflected on their heritage and share personal stories of allyship, mentorship and challenges throughout their careers
  • Cheddar News: Cheddar celebrated the history, culture and achievements of the AAPI community through daily conversations about diversity in business, entertainment, politics, tech, and more. They also aired special programming early in the month. 
  • Programming partners: In partnership with our programming partners at A&E, History, NBC and more, Optimum and Suddenlink highlighted content throughout the month spreading awareness for the need for AAPI diversity and representation in entertainment. 
  • AAPI Business: Optimum and Suddenlink spotlighted Asian-owned small businesses throughout our footprint to celebration the uniqueness of Asian and Pacific Islander cultures and continue to create stronger connections within our communities. In addition, as part of AUSA’s pandemic recovery efforts, Altice USA awarded monetary grants to Asian-owned small businesses.