Subscriber data from Internet service providers
Subscriber figures and other data from selected Internet service providers:
April 19: Verizon Communications Inc. added 193,000 FiOS Internet customers in the first three months of the year to end the quarter with 5 million. The company says it will stop selling DSL Internet service in areas where FiOS is available. DSL is slightly cheaper than FiOS Internet service, but much slower.
April 24: AT&T Inc. says it added 718,000 subscribers to its U-verse high-speed Internet service in the first quarter to reach 5.9 million. The company says those gains more than offset losses from DSL. AT&T added a net 103,000 landline broadband customers after factoring in the DSL losses.
April 26: Time Warner Cable Inc. says it added 792,000 high-speed data subscribers to end with 11.1 million. Most of the gains came from the acquisition of Insight Communications, a cable TV company with customers in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.
May 2: Comcast Corp. says it added 439,000 Internet subscribers to end with 18.6 million. That was the best quarterly result in four years. Meanwhile other cable companies report a slowdown in the recruitment of new subscribers, since most households already have broadband. Comcast appears to be gaining subscribers from households with slower phone-company ‘‘DSL’’ broadband.
May 3: Cablevision Systems Corp. says it added 42,000 Internet subscribers to end with 3 million.
May 7: Frontier Communications Corp. says it added 11,700 broadband customers to end with 1.78 million.
May 8: Charter Communications Inc. says it added 147,000 Internet customers to end with 3.8 million.
May 9: CenturyLink Inc. says it added 89,000 high-speed Internet customers to end with 5.6 million.
AOL Inc. says it lost 157,000 Internet subscribers in the quarter to end with 3.1 million. AOL primarily has dial-up access customers, who have been steadily dropping their subscriptions and getting high-speed access instead through phone and cable companies.
May 10: Windstream Corp. says it had 1.2 million consumer high-speed Internet customers, an increase of about 7,500.