Metric: US broadband adoption jumps in Q1 with 2.5M new subscribers

According to the Leichtman Research Group, broadband adoption in the US soared last quarter. Carriers and MSOs added 2.5 million new broadband subscribers in the first quarter, bringing the US subscriber total to 35.8 million. Cable claims 21.1 million subscribers and DSL has 14.7 million. Comcast remains the US broadband market leader with 7.4 million subscribers, while SBC is No. 2 with 5.6 million users. DSL outpaced cable last quarter in growth, adding 1.38 million subscribers, compared with cable's 1.18 million new subscribers.

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