Western European broadband penetration to reach 40% by 2010

Western European residential broadband uptake has exploded in the past two years, growing more than 80% in 2003 and around 30% in the first half of 2004, according to Forrester. By 2010, European broadband penetration will reach more than 40% of all households, which is equal to well over 70 mln households equipped with broadband. By 2010 the biggest adoption rates will be in Holland and across Scandinavia, with around half of homes having broadband. The countries with the largest economies, including the UK, will see a take-up of between 35% and 45%.