BT is signing a new broadband customer every ten seconds, the company announced today.

With over four million wholesale broadband ADSL customers so far, BT says the latest million connections took place over just four months. "BT is now adding an average of 8,500 customers a day, seven days a week," the company claims.

BT CEO Ben Verwaayen said: "This shows that the take-up rate for broadband is accelerating apace."

More than 95 per cent of UK homes and businesses can now receive broadband service and that figure will reach 99.4 per cent by next summer, the company said.

In addition to ADSL, an estimated1.7 million cable broadband customers also exist.