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11.27.2007
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
60 million subscribe to broadband Internet from cable, telcos, says Leichtman

New research from Leichtman Research Group reveals the 19 largest U.S. cable and telephone providers added 2.1 million net new high-speed Internet subscribers in the third quarter of 2007, down from 2.66 million net new subscribers in the same quarter a year ago.

Combined, the cable and telephone providers account for about 94 percent of the high-speed Internet market. The top broadband providers now account for more than 60 million subscribers, with cable companies having 32.6 million broadband subscribers, and telephone companies having more than 27.5 million subscribers.

Leichtman Research Group broadband Internet subscriber numbers for cable and telcos reveal:

Broadband Internet Provider Cable Companies

Subscribers at
End of 3Q 2007

Net Adds in 3Q 2007

Comcast

12,888,000

450,000

Time Warner

7,412,000

224,000

Cox*

3,650,000

114,000

Charter

2,639,200

53,000

Cablevision

2,220,000

52,000

Insight

722,800

47,900

Mediacom

636,000

23,000

Cable One

329,815

13,458

RCN

279,000

9,000

Other Major Private Cable Companies**

1,850,000

70,000

Total Top Cable

32,626,815

1,056,358

Telephone Companies

AT&T

13,760,000

499,000

Verizon

7,971,000

285,000

Qwest

2,516,000

111,000

Embarq

1,216,000

60,000

Windstream***

830,200

48,100

CenturyTel

530,000

30,000

Citizens

497,241

17,924

Cincinnati Bell*

218,000

6,200

Total Top Telephone Companies

27,538,441

1,057,224

Total Broadband

60,165,256

2,113,852

Sources: The Companies and Leichtman Research Group, Inc.
* LRG estimate
** Includes LRG estimates for BrightHouse Networks and Suddenlink
*** Windstream includes acquisition of CT Communications, Inc.



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