Broadband and voice help cable operators soothe video loss pains

Steve Donohue, FierceCableIn the third installment of this week's spotlight on broadband subscribers, FierceCable editor Steve Donohue talks about how cable operators are making up for ongoing video subscriber losses by increasing their Internet and voice customer base, two products that are actually more profitable businesses than selling traditional pay TV programming packages. During Q2 2011, three of the largest cable operators all added more broadband subscribers to their fold: Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) picked up 144,000 cable modem customers during Q2, while Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) added 54,000, Charter (Nasdaq: CHTR) added 18,500 and Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) signed 5,000 Optimum Online subscribers. Read more...

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