BT has launched its USB-based Openworld ADSL service for Macs, delivering on the promises made to Macintosh users.

Chief operating officer Mark Deschamps said: "We are delighted that we can offer Mac users a USB-based broadband product. With so many Mac users working in the media industry, we recognize that broadband will be of immense benefit to this group as it speeds the transfer of large files."

Based on ADSL technology, the home500 and business500 services offer download speeds up to 500Kb per second and upload speeds up to 250Kb, 20MB Web space and ten email addresses. The service is subject to an installation charge of £150 (including VAT) and costs £39.99 per month (excluding VAT).

Existing BT Openworld subscribers can configure a Mac to work on their current ADSL line by downloading the necessary drivers.