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BT has now connected more than four million wholesale broadband users. The latest million ADSL customers were added in just four months with around 60,000 people a week hooking up to broadband.

Ben Verwaayen, BT's chief executive, said: "We are currently making a new broadband connection at least every ten seconds, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We reached three million ADSL connections in August of this year, so to have now reached four million well before Christmas is tremendous news. It shows that the take up rate for broadband is accelerating apace."

In 2002, BT set an ambitious target of five million wholesale DSL lines in the UK by 2006. That target is within touching distance and looks set to be overhauled next year before the last of the daffodils have faded in the late spring sunshine. ®

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