Optimum Increases Broadband Speeds for All Customers

  Optimum Increases Broadband Speeds for All Customers

     All Residential Customers Are Receiving Faster Internet Speeds at No
                               Additional Cost

Company Unveils New Broadband Product Tiers to Offer Speeds for Every Type of
                                     User

Business Wire

BETHPAGE, N.Y. -- July 16, 2013

Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today announced faster speeds for all
residential Optimum Online broadband customers at no additional cost. Optimum
Online’s faster broadband product tiers make songs download faster, gaming
more exciting and movies stream seamlessly. In addition, the company has
introduced new Optimum Online broadband product tiers that are designed to
offer the right speeds for every type of user and include Optimum Online,
Optimum Online Ultra 50 and Optimum Online Ultra 101. Optimum Online Ultra 50
more than triples Internet speeds of the company’s core broadband offering,
Optimum Online, for just an additional $4.95 per month.

“This is the most widespread broadband speed increase in our company’s
history, and we have upgraded our online service at no additional cost. Our
new streamlined tiers will satisfy even the most bandwidth-hungry households.
With the proliferation of tablets and smart phones, customers may want more
bandwidth to accommodate all of their devices connecting to the Internet at
the same time,” said Gemma Toner, Cablevision’s senior vice president of
broadband product management. “Optimum Online delivers the ultimate Internet
experience with fast speeds, great value and free access to the nation’s
largest WiFi network with more than 80,000 hotspots in the Tri-State area.”

The three new tiers were designed to offer the right speeds for every type of
user:

  *Optimum Online: Speeds up to 15 Mbps downstream and 5 Mbps upstream --
    perfect for the customer with two or three devices online at once.
    Includes automatic sign-in for five mobile devices to connect to Optimum
    WiFi.
  *Optimum Online Ultra 50: For only $4.95 more than Optimum Online,
    customers get triple the speeds with up to 50 Mbps downstream and 25 Mbps
    upstream. This is the ideal tier for households with four to ten devices
    online at once. Customers can easily use the Optimum App, play an online
    game and stream movies at the same time. Ultra 50 customers can
    auto-authenticate 10 mobile devices to Optimum WiFi.
  *Optimum Online Ultra 101: With speeds of up to 101 Mbps downstream and 35
    Mbps upstream the power user can stream Netflix, Amazon and Hulu accounts
    all at once, while also using the Optimum App and playing online games.
    Additionally Ultra 101 customers can auto-authenticate 15 devices on
    Optimum WiFi.

* Many factors affect speed. Actual speeds may vary and are not guaranteed.

As the broadband leader delivering blazing-fast speeds, unsurpassed
reliability and access to the nation’s largest WiFi network, Optimum Online
meets the rapidly growing needs of every broadband customer. In June, Optimum
Online was ranked the top major ISP in the Netflix ISP Speed Index for the
sixth consecutive month for delivering the best Netflix viewing experience.
Optimum Online was also recognized in the past two Federal Communications
Commission’s “Measuring Broadband America” reports as one of the nation’s
leading broadband providers, delivering in excess of 100 percent of advertised
speeds, on average.

Additional features of Optimum Online include:

  *Optimum WiFi: Free WiFi access at more than 80,000 Optimum hotspots
    throughout the Tri-State area, which allows customer to save on expensive
    cellular data charges. Depending on level of service, customers can
    auto-authenticate five to 15 devices.
  *Optimum.net: The portal’s new design allows customers to get the most from
    all of their Optimum services.
  *Email: Optimum Online includes five optimum.net email accounts, each with
    2GB of storage. Both Optimum Online Ultra 50 and Ultra 101 provide 15
    email accounts, each with 5GB of storage.
  *Protection with Online Security: Customers have PC protection with
    Internet security, including anti-virus, firewall and parental control
    software.
  *Free Access to Newsday: Optimum Online customers get full access to
    Newsday.com and the Newsday app.

Customers interested in ordering or upgrading Optimum Online can call
888-4OPTIMUM for more information.

About Cablevision

Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) is one of the nation’s leading
media and telecommunications companies, delivering its Optimum-branded
television, Internet, and voice offerings throughout the New York area.
Cablevision’s local media properties include News 12 Networks, MSG Varsity and
Newsday Media Group. Additional information about Cablevision is available on
the Web at www.cablevision.com.

Contact:

Media:
Cablevision Systems Corporation
Charlstie Veith, 516-803-2357
CVEITH@cablevision.com
 
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