47.5 mln broadband subscribers in the EU

According to Point Topic, there are now 47.5 mln broadband subscribers in the EU, with 81% selecting DSL. UK added more than 1,543,000 DSL subscribers in the first half of 2005, bringing the total figure to 5,691,000, a growth of more than 37%, the fastest rate in Europe and among the fastest in the world.