BT Claims Broadband Leadership

BT overtakes Virgin Media as UK's largest broadband provider

May 17, 2007

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LONDON -- BT is now the UK’s most popular broadband retailer, it was revealed today, leapfrogging over the combined customer base of Virgin Media and NTL: Telewest Business into the No.1 position with more than 3.66 million broadband customers – a 26 per cent1 share of the overall broadband market.

In the quarter ending March 31, 2007, BT added another 245,000 customers in addition to the 195,000 customers gained through BT’s recent acquisition of PlusNet. BT had 32 per cent2 of new DSL customers, and 29 per cent1 of all new broadband customers during the last quarter.

Ian Livingston, CEO of BT Retail, welcomed the news: “I am delighted that we have regained the top slot as the nation’s favourite broadband retailer. Customers have shown what they clearly want: innovative products and services offering great value that are easy to use and deliver the exciting opportunities that broadband can provide.”

BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA)

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