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U.S. Broadband Subscribers in Q2 2005

U.S. cable operators and telephone companies gained approximately 1.7 million new high-speed Internet customers during the second quarter of 2005, bringing the total number of broadband households to 39.7 million, according to new research by Pike & Fischer. The total subscriber count is up 12.5 million over the 27.2 million recorded in the second quarter of 2004, and represents an estimated 34 percent of American households. Cable companies added about 858,600 new customers, only slightly ahead of the 856,400 added by the telecommunications firms. However, Q2 2005 subsriber adds are down by 32.7 percent, compared to Q1 2005.

According to UBS, in contrast here is their broadband breakdown, by service provider, in thousands. Adds in Q2, compared to total subscriber count.

DSL Modem
SBC +360 to 5,968
Verizon +278 to 4,142
BellSouth +124 to 2,473
Qwest +68 to 1,190
Covad +7 to 554
Sprint +39 to 590
ALLTEL +20 to 303
Citizens +24 to 267
Cincinnati Bell +4 to 145
CenturyTel +21 to 195
Commonwealth + 2 to 24
Total DSL Modem +948 to 15,851

Cable Modem
Comcast +297 to 7,705
Time Warner +201 to 4,323
Cox +98 to 2,846
Charter +44 to 2,022
Cablevision +79 to 1,520
Adelphia +71 to 1,562
Mediacom +19 to 426
Insight +24 to 391
Total Cable Modem +833 to 20,796

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