The first quarter of 2007 was one of some stunning achievements for broadband in the US. AT&T became the #1 broadband service provider, taking the top spot from Comcast, and at the same time pushing dial-up provider AOL into the third spot. Folks from the Leichtman Research Group sent us some stats that I would like to share with you.
- 2.9 million new broadband connections were added in the quarter, bringing the total to 56.21 million.
- Cable companies added 1.1 million digital telephone (VoIP) customers.
- Cable companies added 1.49 million broadband connections, making it a record quarter for them, and bringing their total to over 30 million broadband connections and a 55% market share.
- Phone companies have 25.4 million subscribers.