A telecoms analyst has predicted that 10.8 million superfast connection lines will be in use through the UK by 2016.
Cited by cable.co.uk, a recent study by Point Topic has suggested that close to 11 million lines will be installed in the next four years, with 25.9 million standard broadband connections also finding their way into the nation.
Businesses are sure to be keeping an eye out on developments regarding the superfast connections, especially if they've already got high-quality web hosting in place and want to reap the full potential from it.
The 20-fold increase might make for an ambitious target, however, many areas have already undergone procedures to make superfast broadband available in their region.
Thisisplymouth.co.uk reported on BT including 172,000 South West businesses and homes in its roll-out of the technology, while 3,000 residents of Peterborough/Cambridgeshire have already signed a register to bring the speeds their respective areas.
Explaining the benefits to businesses regarding fibre optic connections, BT's South West regional director, Jon Reynolds, said new possibilities are bound to open up for those who upgrade their broadband.
"The technology is having a major impact on our everyday lives and changing for the better the way we live, helping businesses work more efficiently and flexibly and to find new markets," he said.