美国宽带用户数已达8240万户

【美国宽带用户数已达8240万户】据LRG数据,在2013年第一季度,美国几家最大的宽带供应商共新增110万用户,比2012年第四季度多出50万户,在新增用户中,有线电视公司占72%。至此,美国宽带用户数达8240万户。其中,有线电视公司拥有4750万户,其余为电话公司所有。而就美国两家最大的电话公司——AT&T and Verizon而言,光纤宽带用户数已占其客户群的40%。分析认为,房产市场复苏、经济回暖以及人们对上网以及网速的需求激增是三个主要因素。

【文章全文】Faster & faster! The US now has 82.4 million broadband connections

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A resurgent housing market and stronger economy, along with our growing need for speed and connectivity is the reason why demand for US broadband is booming. Here are some numbers to give you an idea as to who is winning and who is losing.

 

Americans continue to spend big on their internet needs, and that is reflected in the robust demand for broadband during the first three months of 2013. Data collected by Leichtman Research Group, a Durham, NH-based market research company, shows that the top broadband providers in the U.S. added 1.1 million (net) new connections over that period, bringing the total number of broadband subscribers to about 82.4 million.

 

According to their research, cable companies have about 47.5 million broadband subscribers, while the remainder are with the phone companies. Cable companies added about 800,000 new subscribers, about 72 percent of the total for the month. The top two phone companies — AT&T and Verizon — saw a decline of 696,000 DSL accounts but added a total of 919,000 fiber subscribers. FIber-based broadband now accounts for about 40 percent of AT&T and Verizon’s total broadband customer base.

 

Bruce Leichtman, president and principal analyst for Leichtman Research Group, pointed out that typically the first quarter is better than the second and third quarters of the year, and “2013 began with another strong first quarter.” Net broadband additions in Q1 2013 were about 500,000 more than in Q4 2012, and that bodes well for rest of the year.

 

A resurgent housing market and stronger economy along with our growing need for speed and connectivity are the reasons why demand for U.S. broadband is booming. Here are some numbers to give you an idea as to who is winning and who is losing.

【文章作者】Om Malik

【文章来源】gigaom

【文章链接】http://gigaom.com/2013/05/21/faster-faster-the-us-now-has-82-4-million-broadband-connections/


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