Top cable providers now have more broadband subscribers than TV customers

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The top US cable providers now have more broadband subscribers than pay-TV customers, if new numbers from an analytics firm are correct. The milestone was reached last quarter, according to figures from Leichtman Research Group. Companies including Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, and Charter collectively had roughly 49,915,000 internet subscribers at the end of Q2 2014, which was enough to inch past the TV tally of 49,910,000. “With the addition of more than 30 million broadband subscribers over the past decade, cable providers have clearly expanded well beyond their roots in cable TV service,” said Bruce Leichtman, president and principal analyst at the research firm.  To be clear, it’s not as though people are necessarily…

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