Top Cable, Telco Ops Add 3 Million HSD Subs

Leichtman Research Group found that the 18 largest cable and telephone providers in the United States -- representing about 93% of the market -- acquired 3 million net additional high-speed Internet subscribers in 2011. Annual net broadband additions in 2011 were 88% of the total in 2010.

The top broadband providers now account for 78.6 million subscribers. Of that total, cable companies have more than 44.3 million, and telcos have more than 34.3 million.

The top cable companies added 2.3 million broadband subscribers in 2011 -- 75% of the broadband additions in 2011, and 98% of the total net additions for the top cable companies in 2010. The top telcos added 750,000 broadband subs in 2011 -- 68% of the total net additions for the top telephone companies in 2010.
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