PUC Scope of Competition Report – Number of Broadband Subscribers in Texas Has Increased 233%

| January 22, 2013 | |

Every two years, the Public Utility Commission of Texas reports to the Legislature on the competitive landscape in the telecommunications market in Texas. Of note in the most recent report (released in January 2013):

  • The number of counties with at least two video providers has increased from 52 counties in 2008 to 114 counties in 2012.
  • Number of broadband subscribers in Texas increased 233 percent from 2005-2011.
  • In June 2011, Texas ranked second in the nation with respect to the number of high-speed lines.
  • Number of broadband subscribers has grown from 1 million in June 2002, to more than 17.4 million as of June 2011.
  • Mobile wireless broadband subscribership has grown from 2.5 million connections in 2008 to 11.3 million connections in 2011 – a 351% increase in just three years.
  • There are NO counties in Texas where broadband service is unavailable or served only by a single provider.
  • In 2009, there were 19 counties in Texas that had more than 24 broadband providers. By 2011, the number had increased to 29.

Download the PUC Scope of Competition Report to the 83rd Texas Legislature here