Cablevision Sees Another Big VoIP Jump

Hogging the cable headlines once again, Cablevision Systems reported another blockbuster quarter for voice-over-IP (VoIP) signups, adding 122,851 digital phone subscribers in the third quarter. That gain boosts the MSO's total VoIP customer count to 601,208, or more than 13% of all homes passed by the service. Cablevision also reported earlier today that it added 80,570 cable modem subscribers in Q3, lifting its grand total to 1.6 million, or nearly 36% of homes passed by the service. The news came just a day after the New York MSO announced a huge hike in broadband data speeds to 15 Mbps downstream and 2 Mbps upstream at no extra cost to subscribers. In addition, the company launched two new premium high-speed products, offering speeds as high as 50 Mbps each way. Cablevision also reported that it netted 101,611 digital video subscribers in the summer quarter. That gain boosts its overall digital customer count to more than 1.8 million, or mor than 61% or all basic cable homes. It even added 3,506 basic cable customers. The MSO has been burning up the tracks ever since it introduced its triple-play package for $90 a month last year. So who says bundling doesn't work?
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