From its launch in 2004, BE has been providing lightening fast broadband to costumers across the UK. BE was founded in 2004 offering super-fast broadband through BT's telephone exchanges via Local Loop Unbundling. Their first connected customer averaged a then-record-breaking speed of 18.5Mb. In 2006, Spanish telecommunications giant Telefónica bought BE.
They are better known in Britain as O2. This led to rapid growth across the country with Be broadband now available in 1,004 of the UK's telephone exchanges.
In 2007, O2 launched its own broadband product using BE's established network. However, BE has remained as a separate brand name and supplier.