Cable Led US Broadband in 2011

Three million added broadband from top cable and telephone companies in 2011

March 20, 2012

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DURHAM, N.H. -- Leichtman Research Group, Inc. (LRG) found that the eighteen largest cable and telephone providers in the US -- 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 -- with cable companies having over 44.3 million broadband subscribers, and telephone companies having over 34.3 million subscribers.

"Despite a high level of broadband penetration in the US, the top broadband providers added 88% as many subscribers in 2011 as in 2010," said Bruce Leichtman, president and principal analyst for Leichtman Research Group, Inc. "At the end of 2011, the top broadband providers in the US cumulatively had over 78.6 million subscribers, an increase of nearly 25 million over the past five years."

Leichtman Research Group Inc. (LRG)

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