Record numbers of UK households and businesses are signing up for broadband Internet services, telecoms regulator Oftel has announced.

Industry figures show almost 30,000 subscribers a week are switching to broadband, taking the total number in the UK to more than 1.4 million.

Last February, 32% of people already connected to the Internet – but not with a broadband connection – knew about the new technology. In the same survey of just over 2,300 users last November the figure had risen to 70%.
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