Almost 250,000 high-speed broadband lines now in the UK

By Posted 14 Apr 2011, 10:19

Broadband access continues to grow with the news that almost 250,000 high-speed lines have so far been installed in the UK. High-speed broadband is currently only available to one percent the United Kingdom, but a plan is in place to make the UK one of the main high-speed broadband users.

As the quarter of a million mark is about to be made in high-speed lines this coming month, we have information that there’s about 236,000 lines currently in use. Analysts Point Topic feel that by the end of the month there will be about 250,000 lines distributing a speed of 25Mbps or more, as noted in a report by Chris Smith on TechRadar.com.

With BT and Virgin Media heading the charge, other internet service providers are using 4,000 lines, where Virgin Media have 86,000 and BT has 136,000 broadband lines, with over 75,000 new broadband lines installed since the start of the year. This might be good news but don’t get carried away, as this is step forward but it is also only a drop in the ocean.

Point Topic’s views are of high expectations looking at the forecast with recent upgrades since the beginning of UK broadband, with Point Topic saying “We went on from about one per cent to reach over 13 million broadband lines within five years. Now we have over 19 million.”

Do you feel this will give UK users a broader horizon?

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