5 Million Brits have ADSL

Nearly 5 million Britons are getting their broadband via ADSL technologies, a milestone of sorts for the tiny nation. In UK, one new broadband subscriber is signing up every 10 seconds, according to this report. The five million connections are shared between 200 ISs and British Telecom has 35% of the market. There are two million cable broadband providers as well. Some estimate that broadband has boosted UK economy by around $15 billion in productivity gains.