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Broadband subscribers ‘on the increase’ June 14, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Internet.

At the end of March 2007, the number of British broadband subscribers reached almost 14 million, new statistics have shown.

Research by Point Topic’s Global Broadband Statistics service highlight that UK broadband users rose to 13,953,000, while across the globe the number is now 298 million.

Eastern Europe experienced strong growth, recording a rise in subscribers of more than ten per cent, while Greece expanded by 26.8 per cent during the first quarter of 2007. Katja Mueller, research director at Point Topic, said: “Given the prevailing growth rates it is safe to assume that the number of broadband subscribers has now passed 300 million.”

France was seen to be the main mover within the top ten number of countries, organised in rank by the number of subscribers. It grew to overtake South Korea and jumped into fifth place. The Guardian states that demand for broadband in the UK has been driven by competition between provider Sky and free offers from firms such as TalkTalk.

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