Number of broadband internet subscribers in the United States from 2011 to 2017, by cable provider (in 1,000s)

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ComcastInsight***Time Warner***Charter****Cable ONEAlticeSuddenlinkCablevisionMediacomOther major private companies**WOW (WideOpenWest)Cox*

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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 second quarter of 2017, broken down by the cable provider used. By the end of 2016, Comcast had more than 24.7 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 93 million in 2016. With more than 24 million broadband internet subscribers, Comcast is the most popular cable provider in the United States. Comcast, a market leader since early 2011, accounts for over 40 percent of all broadband internet subscriptions in the United States. With annual revenues of more than 80 billion U.S. dollars and a market value of around 143 billion U.S. dollars, the Comcast Corporation is one of the biggest media companies in the U.S. and a leading telecommunication operator worldwide.

Charter is the second biggest cable provider in the United States, with about 22.6 million subscribers. In 2016, Charter completed the acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, significantly expanding the company. In 2016, Time Warner generated more than 29 billion U.S. dollars in revenue. Subscriptions were one of the main sources of revenue for the company, as over 11 billion U.S. dollars in revenue was attributable to the segment.
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August 2017
United States
Survey time period
2011 to 2017
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*LRG estimate
** Includes LRG estimates for Cox, Bright House Networks, and RCN.
*** Includes Time Warner Cable’s acquisition of Insight in the first quarter of 2011
**** Charter completed the acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks in 2Q 2016
***** Altice includes Cablevision (acquisition completed in 2Q 2016) and Suddenlink

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