Britain is close to signing up its millionth broadband customer, according technology newsletterSilicon.com, which quotes a spokeswoman from industry watchdog Oftel. No official announcement has been made, but one is expected later this week.
Less than six months ago, the UK had 500,000 broadband users, and the dramatic rise is down to the recent BT price cuts that allowed it and other ISPs to offer fast consumer Internet access for £23-£30 per month. BT recently began a £30 million broadband marketing campaign.
Silicon.com estimates that about 20,000 people are signing up for broadband each week, either from a cable firm or an ISP that is reselling BT's broadband product.