Optimum Undergoing Local Network Transformation to Bring Gigabit Internet Speeds to Cabot, Ward, Austin, Macon, and South Bend, Arkansas

Local Residents and Businesses in These Areas Already Have Access to Faster Internet Speeds of up to 500 Mbps to Power All of Their Connectivity Needs 

ARKANSAS (APRIL 16, 2024) – Optimum, the local provider of internet, mobile, TV and phone services, today announces that due to significant upgrades being made to the company’s local network and infrastructure, residents and businesses in Cabot, Ward, Austin, Macon, and South Bend, Arkansas will soon have access to internet speeds of up to 1 Gig. As part of the company’s ongoing investment into and enhancement of its network in the area, customers in these towns already have access to faster internet speeds of up to 500 Mbps, bringing superior internet speeds that are more than triple the previous highest speed offered by the company in these markets. 

This network enhancement comes on the heels of the company launching its new brand platform and marketing campaign, Where local is big time, to customers across its 21-state footprint. The new platform centers on Optimum’s ability to bring customers the reach and connectivity resources of a large national provider with the localized care and support of a small business to cater to the unique connectivity needs of each community it serves. 

“Optimum is thrilled to bring faster speeds and a better connectivity experience to our customers across Arkansas as we are committed to investing into our local communities and bringing them fast, strong, and reliable connectivity services at a great value,” said Jesse Garcia, Vice President, General Manager of Optimum Mid Central. “At Optimum, we know that our products and services play an important role in keeping our customers connected to the things, people, and experiences that matter most to them, and with this upgrade, we are continuing to meet their ever-growing data and entertainment needs through an enhanced network and full suite of product offerings.”

"Access to high-speed internet is crucial, and we welcome Optimum’s investment and upgrade in the City of Cabot,” said Representative Brian Evans. “This is an important step in closing the digital divide and bringing stronger, faster, and more reliable broadband connectivity to these areas.”

About Optimum Internet and Mobile Services

Optimum Internet comes with whole home WiFi coverage with Smart WiFi for seamless streaming, working, gaming and more, built-in security, as well as 24/7 tech support. The company also offers mobile services through Optimum Mobile, which is delivered over America’s largest, fastest, and most awarded 5G network and was voted #1 in customer satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI)[1]. 

Optimum Mobile offers plans starting as low as $15 per month per line, and in addition, significant savings of up to $800 per year are available for residents who choose Optimum Complete, a line of Internet + Mobile bundles that start at just $45 per month for internet service with one mobile line[2]. By combining internet and mobile services through Optimum Complete, Optimum is bringing powerful connectivity inside and outside the home at an incredible value to residents in each of these communities.

For more information on Optimum’s product offerings and services, local residents can visit the Optimum retail store in Cabot, call 866.9.OPTIMUM, or visit optimum.com

Store Information

Address: 110 S. Rockwood Drive, Ste 6-B Cabot, AR 72023

Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


[1] Compared to other measured full service mobile service providers in the 2022 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) surveys of customers rating their own mobile service provider’s performance.

[2] Savings based on comparison of Optimum Complete with 1 Gig Internet + 2 lines of Optimum Mobile Unlimited plan with AT&T 1 Gigabyte Internet + 2 lines of Unlimited Starter plan.