This statistical report (CenturyLink-Consumer Broadband Subscriber Additions 2020) discusses the number of consumer broadband subscribers added on a quarterly basis for the period beginning from the second quarter of 2016 to the third quarter of 2019.
CenturyLink, Inc. is the third-largest wireline telecommunications company in the United States. It offers hybrid networking, cloud connectivity, and security solutions to its customers, domestically and internationally, and is headquartered in Louisiana, United States.
As per the CenturyLink-Consumer Broadband Subscriber Additions data, the company generates revenues from its five business segments, viz., International and Global Accounts Management (IGAM) segment, Enterprise segment, Small and Medium Business (SMB) segment, Wholesale segment and Consumer segment. The company conducts its business under the first four segments by providing IP and data services, providing transport and infrastructure services (which include broadband, private line services, data center facilities and services, and other ancillary services), voice and collaboration services and IT and managed services. Whereas, it provides broadband services, local & long-distance voice services, several regulatory & other ancillary services under the fifth segment, i.e., consumer segment.
CenturyLink – Consumer Broadband Subscriber Additions
CenturyLink’s consumer broadband subscribers are the customers that purchase broadband connection service through their existing telephone lines, stand-alone telephone lines, or fiber-optic cables.
As per the company reports, the methodology it applies for counting its consumer broadband subscribers includes only those lines that it uses to provide services to external customers and excludes lines used solely by the company and its affiliates. It also excludes unbundled loops and includes stand-alone consumer broadband subscribers.
The subscriber count has been declining constantly for the period covered under this report. The company served 4714 thousand consumer broadband subscribers, domestically as of the third quarter of 2019.
As compared to the second quarter of 2019, the company has lost about 36,000 consumer broadband subscribers for the third quarter of 2019. Also, a -2.67% YoY reduction in the number of these subscribers is seen for the quarter ending September 2019.