Optimum Approved Modems

Below you will find the entire Optimum approved modems list. Warning, there are not many options for one to purchase their own modem for Optimum’s internet service.

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Last Updated: January 1, 2019

Full Optimum Approved Modems List for January 2019

The Modems Listed Below Are All DOCSIS 3.0 Modems
♦ Indicates an Intel Puma Chipset Defect – Do Not Buy

Note: ✅ means Yes, ❌ means No

BrandModel #ChannelsMax SpeedVoIPWiFi
ARRISTG1672G ♦16×4640 Mbps
ARRISTM804G8×4343 Mbps
ARRISTM822G8×4343 Mbps
ARRISTM1602A ♦24×8960 Mbps
CiscoDPQ32128×4343 Mbps
MotorolaSBV62204×4172 Mbps

Optimum Approved Modems Added in August 2017
Arris TG1672G

Channels: first # refers to downstream channels, second # refers to upstream channels (e.g. 16×4, means 16 downstream channels and 4 upstream channels)
The more channels, the faster the speed

Max Speed: refers to the maximum capable download speed

VoIP: indicates if the modem has telephone capability

WiFi: indicates if the modem has WiFi capability

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Optimum serves the following areas: Connecticut, New York (Long Island, Bronx, Brooklyn, Westchester), and New Jersey.

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