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Broadband Booms in New EU

Eastern Europe is emerging as a hotbed of growth for broadband connectivity, with connections in new European Union countries rising more rapidly than in the rest of Europe, according to the latest stats from the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA).

The 10 newest E.U. states racked up 1 million connections by the end of last year's third quarter, a 29 percent increase on the previous quarter -- and double the 14 percent growth for the E.U. as a whole, which had 33.7 million lines (see New EU States Hit 1M B'band Subs).

The new members, which joined the E.U. on May 1 last year, are Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

Get the full story at NGS.

— Nicole Willing, Reporter, Light Reading

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