BGR Government Affairs is representing Altice USA, which markets its broadband communications and video services under the Optimum and Suddenlink brands.

Netherlands-based Altice made a splash in the US via its $17.7B acquisition of Cablevision from the Dolan family and public shareholders in 2015.

BGR’s lobbying team includes Jonathan Mantz, (national finance director for Hillary Clinton presidential run in 2008), Erskine Wells (deputy chief of staff to Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker), Andy Lewin (aide to Democratic Congressmen Dennis Moore, Max Sandlin) and Justin Rzepka (staffer for Nevada Republican Sen. John Ensign).

Altice has 4.9M business/residential customers in 21 states.