Cable-modem service was, on average, 75.8% more expensive than DSL in August 2005, up from a 53.3% gap in July 2005. While phone carriers cut prices (the average DSL price decreased by 9.2%) cable companies raised them. During Q1 and Q2 2005, cable companies captured 47.8% and 46.3% of net new broadband subscribers, respectively, down from 50.3% in 2004 and 60.8% in 2003. SG Cowen estimates that cable companies will capture about 47.3% of net new broadband subscribers in 2005.
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