A study has found that high speed access demand is growing fast. The growth is being boosted by demand for porn and music available either on web pages or via file sharing programs.

The UK is still behind Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland and Sweden in the European broadband league despite having 235% growth. Just 20% of UK surfers are connected via broadband.

A Neilen/Netrating analyst said that "Initially it was about access to information and people, then it widened to provide access to goods and services and now with broadband it is able to expand further to provide easy access to entertainment"