§ The Earl of Northesk
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many asymmetric digital subscriber lines (ADSL) had been installed to end users by 31 October; and whether they are satisfied with the levels of take-up. [HL1170]
§ Lord Sainsbury of Turville
Figures gathered by the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) show that to the end of October 2001, some 100,000 ADSL lines had been installed to end users.
Increasing the level of take-up is a challenge for both government and industry. The Broadband Stakeholder Group will soon be publishing its recommendations for increasing broadband deployment and take-up in the UK.