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Big dogs pull big high-speed numbers

Mon, 05/09/2005 - 8:00pm
Jeff Baumgartner

The top 20 U.S. cable and DSL service providers signed up a record 2.5 million net additional high-speed subs in Q1, according to new analysis from Leichtman Research Group (LRG).

Those operators, representing about 95 percent of the market, were adding an average of 28,000 broadband subs per day in the period, LRG said, noting that discounted introductory offerings drove the surge in adoption.

At quarter's end, cable maintained its domestic lead with 21.1 million high-speed subs, followed by DSL's 14.7 million. For the quarter, however, DSL signed up a record 1.38 million subs (54 percent of the net adds) compared to cable's 1.19 million.

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