Exclusive Data Shows 70% of Americans in Comcast Area After Deal
Millions of Americans are about to experience a change in their cable service. With the impending $45 billion purchase of Time Warner by Comcast the CableTV.com team dug into our TV provider data to show you exactly how this monumental change will affect the regional TV provider landscape. We analyzed each provider’s footprint in relation to the most recent U.S. Census data, and our analysis showed some interesting facts worth sharing:
- If approved, Comcast would be available to about 214 million Americans: 70% of the U.S. population. (Currently Comcast is available to over 129 million Americans – about 42%.)
- For about 19 million Americans — just under 9% of the populace — Comcast would be the only major terrestrial TV provider.
- AT&T U-Verse and Verizon FiOS would be Comcast’s largest competitors, competing in over 41% and 21% of service areas respectively.