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Cable companies just had their best quarter since 2011

17
May
2014

Cable companies are losing cable subscribers who have decided to cut the cord, but it now appears they are losing these customers at a much slower rate. According to IHS, cable companies lost 132,000 subscribers in the first quarter of 2014, which marks the least number of customers cable has shed since the first quarter of 2011. That figure was also down from the 265,000 subscribers pay TV companies lost in the first quarter last year. Over the past two years, the cable industry has averaged a loss of about 480,000 subscribers per quarter, so why has the pace slowed? Comcast and Time Warner Cable both had better quarters than they have had in a while. Comcast managed to add 24,000 subscribers and TWC

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