US broadband market grows most since 2008 with nearly 5 mln subscribers added in 2020

Thursday 4 March 2021 | 11:35 CET | News
The top ISPs in the US added around 4.86 million new broadband subscribers in 2020, according to the Leichtman Research Group. That's almost twice as many as the 2.55 million new subscribers recorded in 2019 and the highest number since 2008.

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