March's 2.65M new subscribers at China Mobile is almost certainly a broadband record. I don't remember anything close. I checked 10 years of data from China Telecom, by far the world's largest broadband provider and didn't find a peer. Most of them are on fiber. China Mobile consolidated wireline subsidiary China Tietong and now is going full speed ahead.  China Telecom added 3m to 116M; China Unicom 1.1M to 73M. Add 18M cable modems and a few small players and the current Chinese subscriber base is over 270M. 

Most new Chinese connections are on fiber: China added 50M fiber subs in 2015 and entered 2016 with 130M fibered. China Mobile consolidated wireline subsidiary China Tietong and now is going full speed ahead. With 800M mobile customers, they have plenty of prospects. 

Q1 in the U.S. was 1.1M 

Update 7/22 Removed total of fiber customers. Looking at new data, I'm not sure how many are fiber home and how many fiber/DSL and didn't want to provide a figure. 

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Manoj Sinha announced that 300,000 Indian villages have been connected by fiber and BharatNet is on target for 325,000 more early in 2019. This is by far the largest rural broadband project in history. Bids are out for 500,000 Wi-Fi hotspots and 130.000 post offices will connect. The telcos are offered low prices to bring in LTE and fiber home. Programs are underway for > 100,000 local business to offer connectivity.  

Ajit Pai risked his career by challenging Trump's immigration policy. "My love and reverence for this country comes from living in the house of Raj and Radha Pai. My parents know a little something about the American Dream. They came to this country 46 years ago with literally no assets other than $10, a transistor radio, and a desire to achieve that dream." I never imagined America would plan to deport four million people. 

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