layout: post title: "Wired News: Cable Guy Whupping Phone Guy" created: 1079050500 categories:
- United States
Just like cable broadband is slowly overtaking DSL broadband, it seems like they're taking a major chunk of telephony revenues as well.
Comcast Communications and Cox Communications have quietly climbed to the top rungs of telephone providers, helping the cable industry capture about $900 million in telephone revenue in the United States in 2003, or about 2.5 million residential customers, according to MRG, a digital media research firm. It projects cable operators could capture $8.1 billion in U.S. revenue, or 22 million subscribers, by 2007 -- or roughly 10 percent of the U.S. residential telephone market.
Note: this isn't VoIP -- yet. These numbers are for "phones hooked up to cable lines". I'm now starting to think that equal access requirements really should apply to cable operators as well.
- Open document (Hedgedoc) at https://doc.anagora.org/2004-03-11-wired-news-cable-guy-whupping-phone-guy
- Video call (Jitsi) at https://meet.jit.si/2004-03-11-wired-news-cable-guy-whupping-phone-guy