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BT has performed miracles and launched its domestic broadband Net access product some three months ahead of schedule.

The feat is a triumph of BT's own making and shows how the monster telco can be fleet-of-foot when pressed.

Today's announcement also pooh-poohs those doubters who constantly knock BT. Surely, they'll be forced to eat their words.

In July, Marc Deschamps, COO of Broadband, said that the single user USB product still wasn't ready.

"We're nearly there with the single computer service," he said, "but not quite."

He said the single computer (USB) service "should be online by October or November".

Despite Deschamps' pessimism BT spinmeisters always claimed the service would be available by late summer.

In a statement, Ben Andradi, president and COO of BTopenworld, said: "BTopenworld is the UK’s first ISP to launch a mass market consumer broadband Internet service based on ADSL technology.

"It marks the end of the talk about Broadband Britain and the start of the reality - a new era for the Internet.

We are working with our network providers and suppliers to ensure customers are connected as quickly as possible," he said.

You can bet your life savings this statement will not come back to haunt Andradi. ®

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