Subscriber data from Internet service providers

Last Updated: Wed, Aug 01, 2012 13:01 hrs


— July 19: Verizon Communications Inc. gained just 2,000 broadband customers in the latest quarter — the worst result in four years. Verizon says the weak showing was in part due to Verizon ending the sale of DSL connections to people who don't have a landline phone account. The effort is part of an attempt to improve profitability. Verizon has upgraded part of its phone network with optical fiber, a service it sells as FiOS. It has raised prices, also to improve profitability, resulting in fewer new FiOS subscribers — 134,000 during the quarter, to end with 5.1 million.

— July 24: AT&T Inc. says it gained 553,000 U-verse Internet customers to end the quarter with 6.5 million. That helped offset losses in customers who get DSL, a slower and older technology.

— July 25: AOL Inc. says it had 3 million access subscribers as of June 30, down 84,000 during the quarter.

— Tuesday: Frontier Communications Corp. says it added 5,442 broadband customers to end with 1.78 million.

— Wednesday: Comcast Corp. says it added 156,000 high-speed Internet customers during the second quarter to end with 18.7 million.

Coming up:

— Thursday: Time Warner Cable Inc.

— Aug. 7: Charter Communications Inc., Cablevision Systems Corp.

— Aug. 8: CenturyLink Inc.

— Aug. 9: Windstream Corp.

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