Optimum Awarded 13 GUMBO Grants to Build Fiber Internet Network in Louisiana

Louisiana (September 12, 2022) – Optimum (formerly Suddenlink), a brand of Altice USA, announces that it has been awarded 13 GUMBO (Granting Unserved Municipalities Broadband Opportunities) grants to build out its 100% Optimum Fiber Internet Network to more than 9,000 homes and businesses in Louisiana.

The network build will be funded by a $15 million subsidy from the state in addition to a substantial investment by Optimum. The parishes included in the network build are Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Claiborne, Caddo, Jackson, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vermilion, Webster, and Winn.  

"We have a long-standing relationship with the State of Louisiana and we are proud to partner with them to expand and strengthen the availability of reliable connectivity options," said Matt Grover, Executive Vice President of Consumer and Business Services for Optimum. “High-speed symmetrical internet is critical to so many important activities for today’s families and businesses, and we look forward to bringing our 100% Optimum Fiber Internet service to these communities in the state.” 

The company’s Fiber Internet Network will bring customers cutting-edge internet service with:

  • Reliable, ultra-fast internet to support all connected devices in the home or office 
  • The latest Smart WiFi technology for whole home WiFi coverage
  • Symmetrical internet speeds, for fast uploading and downloading 
  • Low latency for seamless streaming, gaming, video conferencing and other data-intensive activities 

For more on Optimum products and services, visit Optimum.com.

About Optimum
Optimum (formerly Suddenlink) is a brand of Altice USA, one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States, delivering broadband, video, and mobile services to nearly 5 million residential and business customers across 21 states. 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.