Report: UK is slowly switching to super-fast broadband

The number of super-fast broadband connections in the UK is set to pass 250,000 this month, according to a report

Super-fast broadband is starting to catch on in the UK, according to a report by broadband analyst Point Topic, which estimates the number of next-gen connections will pass the quarter-of-a-million mark in April.

While the number of homes hooked up to super-fast broadband in excess of 25Mbps remains modest — at just one percent of UK homes — the analyst reckons the technology could follow the uptake of the first generation of broadband, which grew from humble beginnings to more than 13 million lines within five years. Today there are more than 19 million broadband lines, according to Point Topic.

"It's dangerous just to assume that history will repeat itself but it's still a good pointer to what will happen to super-fast broadband in this decade," said Point Topic chief analyst Tim Johnson in a statement.

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