Findings from Leichtman Research Group indicate that the largest cable and telephone providers in the US – representing about 95 per cent of the market – acquired about 800,000 net additional broadband Internet subscribers in 1Q 2018.
These top broadband providers now account for 96.5 million subscribers – with top cable companies having 62.2 million broadband subscribers, and top telephone companies having 34.3 million subscribers.
Findings for the quarter include:
“With the addition of 800,000 subscribers in the quarter, top broadband providers in the US cumulatively now account for about 96.5 million subscribers,” said Bruce Leichtman, president and principal analyst for Leichtman Research Group, Inc. “Over the past year, there were about 1,950,000 net broadband adds, compared to about 2,550,000 net adds over the prior year.”
|Broadband Providers||Subscribers at end of 1Q 2018||Net Adds in 1Q 2018|
|Total Top Cable||62,210,050||844,497|
|Total Top Telco||34,331,530||(45,452)|
|Total Top Broadband||96,541,580||799,045|
Sources: The Companies and Leichtman Research Group, Inc.