Cable Adds 525k HSI Subs in 3Q

According to Leichtman Research Group, the 18 largest cable and telephone providers in the United States, representing about 93% of the market, acquired about 635,000 net additional high-speed Internet subscribers in the third quarter of 2011. The top broadband ...

According to Leichtman Research Group, the 18 largest cable and telephone providers in the United States, representing about 93% of the market, acquired about 635,000 net additional high-speed Internet subscribers in the third quarter of 2011. The top broadband providers now account for over 77.8 million subscribers, with cable companies having 43.6 million broadband subscribers and telephone companies having 34.2 million subscribers.

The top cable companies added over 525,000 subscribers, representing 83% of the net broadband additions for the quarter vs. the top telephone companies. Comcast added 261,000 broadband subscribers in the quarter, 41% of the total for the top providers. The top cable broadband providers have a 56% share of the overall market, with nearly a 9.5 million subscriber advantage over the top telephone companies, compared to 8.2 million a year ago.
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