The UK's super-fast broadband lines are set to pass the 250,000 mark
The UK's super-fast broadband lines that deliver speeds in excess of 25Mbps are set to pass the 250,000 mark this month, according to the broadband analyst Point Topic.
Currently there are 236,000 super-fast lines in the country, according to a report by the firm.
BT currently leads the rollout efforts, with 136,000 lines, followed by Virgin Media (86,000 lines), while the other 4,000 lines are comprised of smaller ISPs.
The study added that more than 75,000 new lines have been installed since the turn of the year.
This will be a boost for the wider broadband project, which aims to make Britain a high-speed internet powerhouse. However, the number is quite modest as it represents only 1% of homes in Britain.
It indicates that super-fast broadband could be in a position to follow in the footsteps of first-generation broadband.
Copyright Press Association 2011