If broadband were a jumbo jet, then 2003 would have seen it taxiing down the runway, firing up its engines and preparing for take-off. But this year has seen it soar.
In the spring it literally took to the skies as Lufthansa and British Airways trialled it on flights.
This perhaps said more about how indispensable people were beginning to perceive the technology, rather than how useful sky-high broadband would actually be.
It was flying high and by the autumn, five million Britons had signed up for high-speed net access at home.