DSL breaks 100,000,000 users worldwide barrier
DSL in its many form, has now sailed past the 100 million connection mark, in fact 2004 saw a 60% growth in the number of DSL lines worldwide. The number of lines in the UK during 2004, grew 125% from 2,280,770 to 4,100,000 and is continuing to increase at something like a new connection every 10 seconds. Worldwide demand is such that a new DSL line is getting connected at the rate of one a second.
These figures were announced at CeBIT 2005, by DSL Forum, with the data coming from Point Topic. The DSL Forum exists to promote DSL worldwide, and act as a platform for ensuring interoperability based around the various DSL standards. Point Topic has published an extra of its report that can be read here.