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star this property date less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is the percentage of premises reached by ultrafast broadband in the UK; and how that penetration compares with (1) Japan, (2) South Korea, (3) the US, (4) France, and (5) Germany. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-21more like thismore than 2017-07-21
star this property answer text <p>Ultrafast broadband - referring to speeds of 100 megabits per second and above - is currently available to around 52% of premises in the UK, according to thinkbroadband.com. Internationally, this compares to coverage in:</p><p><br> South Korea: 100%;</p><p><br> Japan: 98%;</p><p><br> USA: 68%;</p><p><br> Germany: 64%, and;</p><p><br> France: 28%.</p><p> </p><p>As well as growing ultrafast coverage the UK has the has the cheapest available fixed broadband services at superfast speeds compared to major European competitors. The UK’s average being quoted at £45 per month, compared to £68 per month in Italy, who were the most expensive.</p><p> </p><p>We are keen to support further investment in ultrafast services and facilitate the expansion of full fibre networks. This is why, at Autumn Statement 2016, we announced £1.1 billion to funding to boost the UK’s digital infrastructure.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2017-07-21T12:34:27.41Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-21T12:34:27.41Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this