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In a first, cable companies' broadband subscriptions surpass TV subscriptions
In a first, cable companies' broadband subscriptions surpass TV subscriptions

For the first time ever, cable companies have more Internet broadband subscribers than TV service subscribers, a new report says. At the end of the second quarter of 2014, the top cable providers served 49,915,000 broadband subscribers compared with 49,910,000 TV subscribers, according to the report by Leichtman Research Group. It's only a slight difference of 5,000 subscribers, and many TV subscribers also pay for Internet service. But the milestone exemplifies the way business is changing for cable companies, said Bruce Leichtman, president and principal analyst for Leichtman Research Group.  "Because of competition from satellite TV providers and...

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