Cable Dominates U.S. Internet Access at Higher Speeds
One reason a perhaps-growing number of observers believe U.S. cable TV companies will continue to dominate the fixed network internet access market is their domination of accounts sold at higher speeds. In mid-2015, for example, Comcast had about 41 percent share of accounts operating at speeds faster than 50 Mbps. Verizon, along among U.S. telcos, had 11 percent of such accounts. Cable companies as a whole had 88 percent of accounts offering service at 50 Mbps or faster. All telcos collectively had 12 percent share of such accounts.