Let me explain the totally and completely politically incorrect headline. Ofcom, the UK regulator says that UK has raced past Germany in broadband penetration. In June 2004 the UK had 7.5 broadband connections per hundred people, compared to Germany’s 6.7 per hundred. No matter, UK still has to beat France, which has 8.3 broadband connections per hundred people, Sweden (with 12.1), the Netherlands (with 15.8) and Denmark (15.6). Still being a tiny country, UK should be able to wire-up soon enough.