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Altice USA introduces faster internet service

Altice USA on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, introduces

Altice USA on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, introduces faster internet service plans for residential and business customers. Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Altice USA on Wednesday introduced faster internet service plans for residential and business customers, fulfilling in advance a requirement that New York State regulators set in approving the company’s June purchase of Cablevision Systems Corp.

Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei said in a statement that residential customers will now have the option to purchase Optimum broadband service with speeds up to 300 Mbps, and business customers up to 350 Mbps.

Previously, the Bethpage-based company’s fastest service was 101 Mbps.

Goei said the new services “meet our public interest commitments more than one year ahead of schedule.” The commitments are part of a June agreement with the state Public Service Commission.

Altice USA owns a 25 percent stake in Newsday Media Group.

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