Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) said this week that 200,000 Sri Lankan homes and businesses (including entrepreneurs, small, medium and large organizations) now access broadband services via ADSL 2+ technology on SLT’s island wide Broadband network.
“This achievement represents more than 70% of Sri Lanka’s total broadband consumer base and over 20% of SLT Megaline (PSTN/wireline) telephone customer base,” the company said in a statement, adding that this target for 2010 was achieved ahead of time.
P.E. D. A. Silva of Pulastigama in the Polonnaruwa District was the 200,000th customer to be connected with SLT Broadband services. The SLT broadband service was already activated for him by enabling broadband access through the ‘Entrée’ package.
SLT said this broadband promotional campaign was its response to the huge demand for ADSL broadband services that has arisen from all parts of the country and is also an attempt to popularize broadband services among all Sri Lankans by providing them access to information and entertainment contents whenever they want.
During 2010, a total of 80,000 new customers got connected with SLT Broadband services for High-speed Internet and IPTV (PeoTV) services.