Some of the cable television providers in the United States as of 2015 include Adelphia Communications, Comcast, Cox Communications, Mediacom Communications and Charter Communications. Other U.S. cable providers include Cablevision, Bright House Networks, Sudden Link Communications, Mediacom and Cable One.
Comcast is the second largest pay-TV provider in the country in terms of subscribers, with more than 22 million subscribers as of the first quarter of 2015. The company was previously the largest Pay-TV provider in the country from 2002 until the merger of AT&T and DirecTV in 2015. Comcast is still the largest cable provider in the world in terms of revenue, as well as the largest home Internet service provider in the United States and the third largest home telephone service provider.
Time Warner Cable was previously one of the largest cable television providers in the United States, but it was purchased by Charter Communications in May 2015 for $78.7 billion. This merger made the new company, known as New Charter, the second largest cable provider in the country with more than 15 million subscribers. Prior to this merger, Comcast had been planning on purchasing Time Warner Cable for approximately $45 billion, but the deal collapsed before Comcast could go through with the purchase.