US broadband growth slows

Leichtman Reseacrh says US broadband operators have had their worst quarter, as the broadband growth in the United States apparently slows. According to Leichtman Research, the 20 largest U.S. broadband carriers added 1.7 mln subscribers during Q2, the lowest total in a year. The 20 largest companies now have 28.6 mln high-speed Internet users and account for about 95% of the market. The nine largest phone companies added 895,336 broadband customers, while the top 11 cable companies added 830,791 broadband customers, their lowest total since Q4 2001.