Data produced by the Portuguese regulator Anacom shows that the country had around 1.68 million fixed line Internet subscribers at the end of the second quarter. This represented a rise of 1.9% on the total three months earlier and 9% year-year-on-year. As of the end of June, 93%, or 1.56 million, of all customers used broadband – 3.1% and 17% more than three months and a year earlier respectively. ADSL has been the principal broadband technology in Portugal since 2004, and as of the end of June accounted for 62% (971,000) of customers, with cable being employed by 37% (576,000). Significantly Grupo PT’s share of the broadband market continues to fall, the 70.6% it claimed at the end of Q2 being 3.1% below that 12 month earlier. In Q2 around 53% of new broadband subscribers opted for services offered by alternative providers.