Optimum Online is the Internet service provider from Cablevision, a Fortune 500 company and the ninth largest cable provider in the U.S. Cablevision also provides voice and TV services under the Optimum brand.
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Optimum Online Services
Optimum Online provides high-speed Internet service to customers, with 15 Mbps download speeds and two Mbps upload speeds. Other features included with the service are:
- Total Defense: Added for free is the Total Defense Security Suite to help protect computers from spam, phishing scams, viruses, spyware and hackers. It also includes parental control, a firewall and cloud-based scanning.
- Optimum Online Express Link Technology: Express Link Technology is a function developed to decrease download times to make surfing the Internet faster. Typically a request for information must be processed through several networks and locations, but this technology streamlines the process by linking the request to popular sites like Google and Yahoo.
- Optimum Games: Hundreds of online games are available to play for free with an account. They also offer downloadable games for a monthly charge, which can be tested with a free one-hour trial.
- Access to Newsday: Optimum Online is offered from Cablevision, which also owns the newspaper, Newsday. Included with Internet service is access to Newsday.com, which includes news coverage and weather reports.
- Optimum Latino: Optimums offering of news, entertainment and sports in Spanish.
- WiFi@Home: WiFi@Home is the companys wireless service, which includes a router and support for connecting up to five computers simultaneously on one connection.
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Optimum Online Boost
Online Boost provides faster download speeds of 30 Mbps, and upload speeds of 5 Mbps for a few extra bucks. This next tier includes:
- Sitebuilder Software: SiteBuilder performs exactly how it sounds. It includes several templates subscribers can use to quickly build a site, without having to know any HTML code. The software is customizablewith a large image gallery and various color schemes.
- Website support: Website support includes 12 gigabytes of server space, domain name registration and $50 worth of Google Adwords to help with promoting the site.
Optimum Online Boost Plus
If the speed of Optimum Online Boost is not enough, customers can always upgrade to Optimum Online Boost Plus for an extra $15 bucks a month. Download speeds are now increased to 50 Mbps, with upload speeds at 8 Mbps. Customers also get a larger email attachment of 100 MB, and up to 15 email address and five gigabytes of storage for each one.
Optimum Online Ultra
Online Ultra includes all the details of the Boost Plus plan at faster speeds. For $99.95 a month, customers get incredibly fast download speeds of 101 Mbps, with upload speeds around 15 Mbps over a fiber optic network. Service is delivered over Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS 3.0) technology.