Optimum is dramatically reducing cable internet speeds to be better ‘aligned with the industry’

Internet service provider Optimum, owned by Altice USA, is dramatically reducing cable internet speeds for new subscribers starting on July 12th. For some Optimum Online plans, upload speeds will be cut from 35Mbps to as little as 5Mbps, Ars Technica writes.

The change impacts new customers still serviced by Optimum’s older, non-fiber network, and it will only impact current subscribers if they upgrade, downgrade, or otherwise change their service. Download speeds should remain the same, but you can see how upload speeds are slowed below:

Optimum’s speed reductions to their internet-only plans.

Lowering the speeds, sometimes by as much as 86 percent in the case of the basic Optimum Online plan, could impact a range…

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