Originally published: August 8, 2012
Last updated: August 8, 2012 - 6:45pm
The United Kingdom, one of the laggards in Europe when it comes to superfast broadband, has finally passed the two million subscription mark or roughly 10 percent of the UK’s fixed lines, according to broadband research firm, Point Topic.
Their data shows that UK superfast broadband has downstream bandwidth of over 25Mbps. The UK during the “first half of 2012 saw the tipping point where DSL, for the first time, started to lose subscribers overall,” Point Topic notes. During the second quarter of 2012, The UK added a mere 175,000 new subscribers. However, more than 600,000 new superfast subscribers signed up. Virgin Media and BT are two of the biggest “superfast” broadband service providers in the country.
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