CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. ZDNet UK's Graeme Wearden reported from London. To read the full story, visit ZDNet UK. Britain's telecommunications industry is very close to signing its one-millionth broadband customer. An official announcement is expected this week, and the event is likely to be hailed by both government and telecom companies as proof that broadband is thriving in the United Kingdom. It has been less than six months since Britain reached 500,000 broadband users. "We're approaching one million broadband users. It should happen pretty soon, but we're not sure exactly when," an Oftel (Office of Telecommunications) representative told ZDNet UK.
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