86.6 Million Get Broadband from Top Cable and Telephone Companies in the US

The 17 largest cable and telephone providers in the US -- representing about 94% of the market -- acquired over 700,000 net additional high-speed Internet subscribers in the third quarter of 2014. These top broadband providers now account for 86.6 million subscribers -- with top cable companies having over 51.2 million broadband subscribers, and top telephone companies having nearly 35.4 million subscribers.

Other broadband findings include:

  • Overall, broadband additions in 3Q 2014 amounted to 135% of those in 3Q 2013
  • The top cable companies accounted for 83% of the net broadband additions for the quarter versus the top telephone companies
  • The top cable companies added about 580,000 subscribers, representing 133% of the net additions for the top cable companies in 3Q 2013
  • The top telephone companies added about 120,000 broadband subscribers in 3Q 2014 -- compared to a gain of about 80,000 in 3Q 2013
  • Over the past year, there were about 2,930,000 net broadband adds -- compared to about 2,540,000 over the prior year, and 2,925,000 two years ago

86.6 Million Get Broadband from Top Cable and Telephone Companies in the US