15 million homes and small businesses are now connected to BT’s broadband network, the telecommunications giant has revealed.
According to Easier Finance, it had only 200,000 broadband connections in August 2002 – which means on average 5,000 new customers have been added a day since then. ]
The firm is responsible for the majority of broadband connections in the country, followed by Virgin Media.
Olivia Garfield, BT strategy director said: “Broadband Britain has been a success story with widespread availability, low prices and high take up. People were sceptical when BT backed broadband in 2002 but the figures speak for themselves with the vast majority of new customers choosing broadband over BT’s network rather than alternative ones where prices are far higher.
“The story doesn’t end here as BT is now investing a further £2.5 billion to roll out fibre broadband to two thirds of the UK. This will help the UK climb the league tables for speeds, one of the few areas in which we don’t lead the world.”