Telewest has released figures that show an exponential rise in the adoption of broadband Internet access solutions by UK consumers.

The company's figures show a 71 per cent growth in its broadband customer base during the three months between July and September. This means 70,000 households are now using Telewest's blueyonder broadband service.

Philip Jansen, Telewest Broadband's consumer division managing director, said: "Our booming sales show there is plenty of life in broadband."