High-Speed Internet Service in Altus, OK The area of Altus, OK, was founded as Frazer in 1886. In the early 1900s, it came to be known as Altus, which means "high" in Latin. The name was first suggested in 1891 when the town moved two and a half miles east to higher grounds after a flash flood. The small city with a rich history offers a variety of outdoor activities. Sparklight's world-class infrastructure helps keep Altus connected with local service you can count on to deliver fast, reliable internet, over a fiber-rich network at Gig speeds.