Cable operators continue to gain broadband market share at the expense of telcos, garnering most of the net-new 800,000 broadband subscribers amassed in the first-quarter, according to a Leichtman Research report released Friday.
Overall, cable and telco providers account for 96.5 million subscribers, according to Leichtman Research's analysis of the 14 largest operators in the United States, which represent about 95% of the market. Cable operators have 62.2 million broadband subscribers; telcos serve 34.3 million broadband customers, the research firm said.
With these new subscribers included, cable operators account for about 64% of the market versus 36% for telcos; by comparison, two years ago, in first-quarter 2016, cable had 61% share and telcos had 39%, Leichtman Research found. (See Cable Beats Telcos in Broadband Market.)
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"With the addition of 800,000 subscribers in the quarter, top broadband providers in the U.S. cumulatively now account for about 96.5 million subscribers," the report said. "Over the past year, there were about 1.95 million net broadband adds compared to about 2.55 million net adds over the prior year."
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