The UK jumps on the broadbandwagon
With the advent of cheap, home-installable DSL, broadband in the UK has taken off look a rocket.
Some websites where people swap broadband information, such as ADSL Guide, have also reported a steep upsurge of interest.
At the same time online stores are reporting shortages in the microfilters that people need to use to convert their phone line into one that can handle ADSL.
Also proving popular are the network hubs and routers that let people share their broadband link, be it cable or ADSL, between several PCs.