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Number of broadband internet subscribers in the United States from 2011 to 2016, by cable provider (in 1,000s)

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This statistic shows the total number of broadband internet subscribers in the United States from the first quarter of 2011 to the third quarter of 2016, broken down by the cable provider used. By the end of the third quarter in 2012, Comcast had more than 19 million broadband subscribers.


U.S. broadband market – additional information

The number of subscribers has been growing steadily over the years; from about 73 million in the first quarter of 2010 to around 88 million in 2015. The United States has the second highest number of broadband subscribers worldwide, just behind China.

With more than 22 million broadband internet subscribers, Comcast is the most popular cable provider in the United States. Comcast, a market leader since early 2011, accounts for about 40 percent of all broadband internet subscriptions in the United States. With annual revenues of more than 60 billion U.S. dollars and a market value of around 140 billion U.S. dollars, the Comcast Corporation is one of the biggest media companies in the U.S. and a leading telecommunication operator in the world.

Time Warner is the second biggest cable provider in the United States, with about 12 million subscribers. The company is responsible for just over 20 percent of all broadband internet subscriptions in the United States. In 2014, Time Warner generated more than 27 billion U.S. dollars in revenue. Subscriptions are one of the main sources of revenue for the company, as nearly 10 billion U.S. dollars in revenue was attributable to the segment.

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