Cable’s Broadband Share Dropping

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Cable’s share of the high-speed-data market has dropped to 57%, according to an analysis by research firm Leichtman Research Group Inc.

U.S. cable operators count 24.3 million broadband subscribers, versus 18.5 million for U.S. telcos, LRG said.

Digital subscriber line accounted for 53% of all net additions in 2005, LRG found. DSL added 5.2 million subscribers in 2005, a jump of 1 million from 2004. Cable added 4.4 million, LRG said, the same count it added in 2004.

With 42.8 million broadband homes, broadband penetration is approaching 40% of the country.

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