In the face of a large quarterly subscriber loss, the cable sector actually had a solid Q2 2015 when it came to Internet customers. Cable added more than 600,000 high-speed data customers over the last quarter, the biggest Q2 gain since 2008. In a year-over-year comparison, cable added 430,000 high-speed data (HSD) customers in Q2 2014, and 338,000 in 2013, revealing a steady improvement over the past couple of years.

Of course, gains in cable HSD could not offset the record losses in video subscribers, with 625,000 pay-TV customers abandoning their cable subscriptions last quarter. Most of these losses came from satellite and telco providers, who also managed to lose more than 140,000 HSD customers.

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