BT announces its 5 millionth customer for broadband in the UK today - which sounds like a rather large number - but it's not. The UK is somewhat behind the rest of Europe which makes the UK's internet activity growth all the more impressive. In Germany, fast access (broadband and ISDN combined) is already over 60% compared with Britain's miserly 41%.
Despite this slower access rate to the web, the UK continues to outpace the continent in terms of web activity and web spend. Remarkable!