This report is a companion to Broadband Europe (2002-02), issued concurrently, and looks more closely at cable's ability to compete with incumbents on marketing broadband. Key points include:
The outlook for the industry is further enhanced by the impact of much lower paper costs, allied with cost measures on print usage, and reduction in expenditure on online ventures. The industry is increasingly benefiting from best practice although anomalies remain in margins that indicate further room for improvement. Editorial investment has not alas managed to halt continuing slow declines in circulation that are inevitable in our opinion.