As this change has been happening it's been inevitable that at some point the number of video subscribers would drop below the number of broadband subscribers. That point has been reached.
Leichtman Research Group (LRG) says the largest U.S. cable TV operators now have more high speed access customers than they do video customers, according to Bruce Leichtman, LRG president and principal analyst.The “video entertainment” is the aforementioned streaming video and its share has been growing at a rate far above that of regular video subscription falloff.
Not only are the largest telcos and cable companies dramatically changing their revenue sources, but the basic “product” has become a bundle of services, anchored by broadband services of two types: high speed Internet access and video entertainment.
It would not surprise me if at some point cable operators stop carrying traditional video programming altogether and switch all of their operations over to broadband.