"Europe invoked a fast-track process that has seen legislation drawn up and passed within nine months. By political standards, that's as fast as an ADSL service compared to a clunky old 56K modem.
The result, is that by December 31 2000, LLU has to be "made available" in all Member States in Europe."
The Register [theregister.co.uk]
"...large-scale deployment of DSL has begun in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK. Greece, Ireland, and Portugal have yet to offer any commercial DSL services, while other Western European countries are in the early stages of service roll-out."
Cyber Atlas [cyberatlas.internet.com]