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USA - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

  • March 2016
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  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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  • 40 pages

The US still trails its OECD counterparts in terms of broadband penetration, speed and affordability. Nevertheless, the market is currently witnessing significant investment activity in fibre deployments, HFC upgrades with DOCSIS3.1 technology, and mobile broadband network rollouts. Much of the investment in fibre is being undertaken by a significant number of smaller players and municipalities rather than the two key telcos, AT&T and Verizon, which are concentrating on a hybrid fibre/copper network and limiting future upgrades beyond what has already been achieved. Indeed these operators have also emphasised their wireless focus in recent years, which has contributed to the cablecos making most of the gains in securing new fixed broadband subscribers.

Broadband services in most regions still lack effective competition, with AT&T and Verizon managing an effective duopoly in many areas of the country. Municipal activity, often geared at breaking this stranglehold and introducing competition and innovation, continues to be stymied by lobbying pressure from these main telcos, which has led to almost half of the states banning or restricting municipal or state-led infrastructure projects.

The FCC's 2015 ruling on network neutrality recognises the need for substantial structural change and regulatory reform. In addition, there is growing recognition of the importance of a trans-sectoral approach to broadband networks, including the health, education and energy sectors, in order to fully realise the benefits of the nascent digital economy. The FCC's 2016 Broadband Progress Report reveals how much still needs to be done to move the US broadband market forward.

This report reviews several aspects of the cable, DSL, FttP, Wi-Fi and WiMAX broadband markets in the US. It provides market analyses as well as a range of relevant statistics in general and on the key operators.


Key developments:
Comcast announces its first DOCSIS3.1 markets; Altice Group acquires a 70% stake in Suddenlink Communications, makes bid for Cablevision; $1.5 billion allocated to round 2 of the Connect America Fund; Cox develops equipment running on DOCSIS3.1; FCC extends net neutrality to cover mobile broadband; telcos and industry bodies file suits against network neutrality rulings; Frontier acquires Verizon's wireline assets in three western states for $10.5 billion; New York state proposal for $1 billion investment in broadband infrastructure, using state and private funds; Next Century Cities program expands to 50 cities developing affordable broadband solutions; USDA makes available $190.5 million in loans and grants for rural broadband; President calls for FCC to redefine internet as a public utility; FCC rules 25Mb/s as a newly defined broadband speed; Liberty Media to spin off new Liberty Broadband Group; FCC approves $2 billion to improve Wi-Fi to schools; FCC releases 2016 Broadband Progress Report; report update includes telcos' operating and financial data to Q4 2015, recent market developments.


Companies mentioned in this report:
Clearwire, Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, MetroPCS, US Cellular, Qwest, CenturyLink, Frontier Communications, Windstream, Fairpoint, Cincinnati Bell, Comcast, Google, HughesNet, ViaSat

Table Of Contents

USA - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses
1. Synopsis
2. Introduction and statistical overview
2.1 Market analysis
2.2 Broadband statistics
2.3 Forecasts broadband subscribers 2016; 2018; 2021
2.3.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
3. Policy and regulation framework
3.1 Network regulation overview
3.2 Broadband stimulus package
3.3 FCC's National Broadband Plan
3.4 Migration from copper to fibre
3.5 FCC change of chairman opportunities to advance telecoms
3.6 FCC calls for more competition
3.7 Presidential support for municipal broadband
3.8 Universal Service Fund
3.8.1 From Universal Service to Universal Broadband
3.8.2 Telco obstruction
3.8.3 State and municipal broadband developments
3.9 E-Rate Fund
3.10 Private networks
3.11 Network neutrality
3.11.1 Network neutrality analysis
3.11.2 Network neutrality update
4. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
4.1 New technologies
4.2 Cable broadband statistics
4.3 Cable operators
4.3.1 Cablevision
4.3.2 Comcast Corporation
4.3.3 TimeWarnerCable
5. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Verizon
5.3 ATandT
5.4 Frontier Communications
5.5 DSL statistics
6. Other fixed broadband services
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Wi-Fi
6.2.1 Wi-Fi Networks
6.2.2 ATandT
6.3 WiMAX
6.4 Municipal wireless broadband
6.4.1 Next Century Cities
6.4.2 Los Angeles
6.4.3 Other developments
6.5 State and municipal deployments
6.6 Satellite broadband
7. PLC
8. Digital -economy
8.1 E-services
8.1.1 E-entertainment
8.1.2 E-health
8.1.3 E-government
8.1.4 E-education
8.1.5 E-commerce
9. Digital media
9.1 Videostreaming
9.2 OTT and cord-cutting
9.3 Music streaming
10. Related reports
Table 3 Broadband (fixed and fixed wireless) subscribers and penetration 2000 - 2015
Table 4 Forecast broadband subscribers 2016; 2018; 2021
Table 5 Market competition: proportion of broadband subscribers by speed band 2014
Table 6 Market competition: proportion of broadband subscribers 2015
Table 7 Top 10 cable MSOs' subscribers 2010; 2012 - 2015
Table 8 US cable modem subscribers 2000 - 2015
Table 9 Subscribers for major cable providers 2008 - 2015
Table 10 Cablevision cable subscriptions by service 2011 - 2015
Table 11 Cablevision financial data 2011 - 2015
Table 12 Comcast revenue by service 2012 - 2015
Table 13 Comcast subscriptions by service 2012 - 2015
Table 14 Comcast bundled services subscriptions 2014 - 2015
Table 15 Time Warner financial data 2008 - 2015
Table 16 Verizon wireline (FiOS) operational data 2010 - 2015
Table 17 Verizon wireline financial data 2014 - 2015
Table 18 ATandT fixed-line operational data 2011 - 2015
Table 19 ATandT financial data 2011 - 2015
Table 20 Frontier Communications revenue 2008 - 2015
Table 21 Frontier Communications customers by sector 2011 - 2015
Table 22 DSL subscribers 2000 - 2015
Table 23 Subscribers for major cable providers 2008 - 2015
Table 24 - Online retail sales 2003 2018
Table 25 Videostreaming by platform 2012 2014
Table 26 Music streaming revenue by type 2012 - 2014
Table 27 Music access by household 2012 - 2014
Table 28 Music streaming revenue by type 2012 - 2014
Chart 1 Verizon wireline (FiOS) operational data 2010 2015
Chart 2 ATandT operational data 2011 2015
Chart 3 ATandT financial data 2011 2015

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