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star this property date less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Broadband: Advertising remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department has spent on promoting or advertising (a) fibre optic and (b) satellite broadband to the public in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 227476 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The Department has run a national awareness campaign to promote superfast broadband in the financial year 2014-15 only. The campaign ran from December 2014 to March 2015 and did not differentiate between fibre optic and satellite. A total cost of £8 million has been set aside for this campaign to include the media buying costs (e.g. the airtime for TV/press adverts) as well as production costs for adverts (TV/radio/digital/out of home), social media activity and a toolkit of materials for local authorities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, as part of the Government’s Business is GREAT campaign we have spent £1.667<strong> </strong>million<strong> </strong>on advertising aimed at small businesses to encourage them to take up a grant for superfast broadband connection for their businesses with a supplier of their choice. This campaign ran September - December 2014 and comprised media buying costs (out of home posters, local press advertisements and radio airtime) and production costs (e.g. photography, fees, printing).</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T16:06:13.377Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T16:06:13.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-26more like thismore than 2018-10-26
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Broadband: Advertising remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the sub-section of his Department's Digital Strategy on better regulation, published on 1 March 2017, what progress his Department has made on ensuring that advertising for broadband accurately describes the technology it uses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Ben Lake more like this
star this property uin 184434 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The 2017 Digital Strategy set out that Government would work with regulators and industry to ensure that the advertising of broadband reflects the speeds that consumers can expect to receive and accurately describes the technology used.</p><p> </p><p>Since the Digital Strategy was published, the ASA has implemented new guidance, which states that speed claims should be based on the download speeds available to at least 50% of customers at peak time, and no longer on 'up to' speeds available to at least 10% of customers. Ofcom has also updated its Code of Practice on Broadband Speeds. As set out in the Answer of 10 September 2018 to Question 167873, the ASA reviewed the use of the term ‘fibre’ to describe part-fibre and full-fibre broadband and concluded in November 2017 that the term 'fibre' is unlikely to mislead consumers as currently used in the advertising of part-fibre broadband services. In June, the Administrative Court granted CityFibre permission to proceed with its Judicial Review of the ASA's decision.</p><p> </p><p>The Government remains committed to working with regulators and industry to ensure that consumers receive clear, concise and accurate information in order to make informed choices about their broadband, particularly as the rollout of new technologies like full fibre broadband increases. As part of this, we will monitor developments in other countries, including Italy’s current trial of a traffic light system for broadband advertising.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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184435 more like this
184436 more like this
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less than 2018-11-05T16:48:04.407Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-05T16:48:04.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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4630
unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Lake more like this
995596
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-26more like thismore than 2018-10-26
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Broadband: Advertising remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a traffic light system in broadband advertising to present clear and accurate information on what material is used at each stage of connection. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Ben Lake more like this
star this property uin 184435 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The 2017 Digital Strategy set out that Government would work with regulators and industry to ensure that the advertising of broadband reflects the speeds that consumers can expect to receive and accurately describes the technology used.</p><p> </p><p>Since the Digital Strategy was published, the ASA has implemented new guidance, which states that speed claims should be based on the download speeds available to at least 50% of customers at peak time, and no longer on 'up to' speeds available to at least 10% of customers. Ofcom has also updated its Code of Practice on Broadband Speeds. As set out in the Answer of 10 September 2018 to Question 167873, the ASA reviewed the use of the term ‘fibre’ to describe part-fibre and full-fibre broadband and concluded in November 2017 that the term 'fibre' is unlikely to mislead consumers as currently used in the advertising of part-fibre broadband services. In June, the Administrative Court granted CityFibre permission to proceed with its Judicial Review of the ASA's decision.</p><p> </p><p>The Government remains committed to working with regulators and industry to ensure that consumers receive clear, concise and accurate information in order to make informed choices about their broadband, particularly as the rollout of new technologies like full fibre broadband increases. As part of this, we will monitor developments in other countries, including Italy’s current trial of a traffic light system for broadband advertising.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
184434 more like this
184436 more like this
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less than 2018-11-05T16:48:04.47Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-05T16:48:04.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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4630
unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Lake more like this
995597
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-26more like thismore than 2018-10-26
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Broadband: Advertising remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September 2018 to Question 167873 on broadband: advertising, what assessment he has made of whether customers receive clear, concise and accurate information in order to make an informed choice about full-fibre broadband. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Ben Lake more like this
star this property uin 184436 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The 2017 Digital Strategy set out that Government would work with regulators and industry to ensure that the advertising of broadband reflects the speeds that consumers can expect to receive and accurately describes the technology used.</p><p> </p><p>Since the Digital Strategy was published, the ASA has implemented new guidance, which states that speed claims should be based on the download speeds available to at least 50% of customers at peak time, and no longer on 'up to' speeds available to at least 10% of customers. Ofcom has also updated its Code of Practice on Broadband Speeds. As set out in the Answer of 10 September 2018 to Question 167873, the ASA reviewed the use of the term ‘fibre’ to describe part-fibre and full-fibre broadband and concluded in November 2017 that the term 'fibre' is unlikely to mislead consumers as currently used in the advertising of part-fibre broadband services. In June, the Administrative Court granted CityFibre permission to proceed with its Judicial Review of the ASA's decision.</p><p> </p><p>The Government remains committed to working with regulators and industry to ensure that consumers receive clear, concise and accurate information in order to make informed choices about their broadband, particularly as the rollout of new technologies like full fibre broadband increases. As part of this, we will monitor developments in other countries, including Italy’s current trial of a traffic light system for broadband advertising.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
184434 more like this
184435 more like this
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less than 2018-11-05T16:48:04.517Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-05T16:48:04.517Z
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4115
star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
star this property tabling member
4630
unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Lake more like this
713417
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-23more like thismore than 2017-03-23
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Broadband: Advertising remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much she has spent on each advertising platform by the Go Superfast advertising campaign. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 69037 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-26more like thismore than 2017-04-26
star this property answer text <p>A breakdown of media spend by advertising platform for the Go Superfast campaign is as below:</p><p> </p><p>Television £2,398,000</p><p>Video on Demand £284,000</p><p>Out of Home (posters) £2,000,000</p><p>Press (national and regional) £828,000</p><p>Radio £300,000</p><p>Digital £928,000</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Department spent £987,620.34 on production costs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matt Hancock more like this
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less than 2017-04-26T09:14:36.533Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-26T09:14:36.533Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
star this property tabling member
4473
unstar this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
713429
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-23more like thismore than 2017-03-23
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Broadband: Advertising remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much her Department spent on the Go Superfast advertising campaign in (a) 2014 and (b) 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 69029 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-26more like thismore than 2017-04-26
star this property answer text <p>The Department spent a) £4,287,620.34 on the Go Superfast advertising campaign in 2014 and b) £3,438,000 in 2015. The campaign increased public awareness of, and interest in, superfast broadband in order to drive take up across the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matt Hancock more like this
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less than 2017-04-26T09:11:22.967Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-26T09:11:22.967Z
star this property answering member
4070
star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
star this property tabling member
4473
unstar this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
713434
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-23more like thismore than 2017-03-23
star this property answering body
Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Broadband: Advertising remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the Government spent on advertising for its Go Superfast campaign by (a) the smallest available geographic area, (b) city and (c) region. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 69014 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-26more like thismore than 2017-04-26
star this property answer text <p>It is not possible to get a regional split for all media spend as the campaign was bought on a national basis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matt Hancock more like this
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less than 2017-04-26T09:12:39.723Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-26T09:12:39.723Z
star this property answering member
4070
star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
star this property tabling member
4473
unstar this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1050128
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Broadband: Advertising remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Digital and the Creative Industries of 15 November 2018, Official Report column 545, whether it is his policy that the use of the term fibre in the advertising of part-copper broadband represents misleading advertising. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson more like this
star this property uin 213437 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
star this property answer text <p>The 2017 Digital Strategy set out that Government would work with regulators and industry to ensure that the advertising of broadband reflects the speeds that consumers can expect to receive and accurately describes the technology used.</p><p> </p><p>Since the Digital Strategy was published, the ASA has implemented new guidance, which states that speed claims should be based on the download speeds available to at least 50% of customers at peak time, and no longer on 'up to' speeds available to at least 10% of customers. Ofcom has also updated its Code of Practice on Broadband Speeds.</p><p> </p><p>The ASA also reviewed the use of the term ‘fibre’ to describe part-fibre and full-fibre broadband and concluded in November 2017 that the term 'fibre' is unlikely to mislead consumers as currently used in the advertising of part-fibre broadband services. In June 2018, the Administrative Court granted CityFibre permission to proceed with its Judicial Review (JR) of the ASA's decision. The next stage is for the Administrative Court to make a substantive decision on the JR.</p><p> </p><p>The Government remains committed to working with regulators and industry to ensure that consumers receive clear, concise and accurate information in order to make informed choices about their broadband, particularly as the rollout of new technologies like full fibre broadband increases. As part of this, we will monitor developments in other countries, including Italy’s current trial of a traffic light system for broadband advertising.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will be consulting on its Statement of Strategic Priorities for telecommunications, spectrum and post shortly.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
213438 more like this
213439 more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T14:09:22.263Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T14:09:22.263Z
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4115
star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
star this property tabling member
4599
unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1050129
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Broadband: Advertising remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Digital and the Creative Industries of 15 November 2018, Official Report column 545, what steps he is taking to tackle the misleading advertising of fibre broadband. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson more like this
star this property uin 213438 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
star this property answer text <p>The 2017 Digital Strategy set out that Government would work with regulators and industry to ensure that the advertising of broadband reflects the speeds that consumers can expect to receive and accurately describes the technology used.</p><p> </p><p>Since the Digital Strategy was published, the ASA has implemented new guidance, which states that speed claims should be based on the download speeds available to at least 50% of customers at peak time, and no longer on 'up to' speeds available to at least 10% of customers. Ofcom has also updated its Code of Practice on Broadband Speeds.</p><p> </p><p>The ASA also reviewed the use of the term ‘fibre’ to describe part-fibre and full-fibre broadband and concluded in November 2017 that the term 'fibre' is unlikely to mislead consumers as currently used in the advertising of part-fibre broadband services. In June 2018, the Administrative Court granted CityFibre permission to proceed with its Judicial Review (JR) of the ASA's decision. The next stage is for the Administrative Court to make a substantive decision on the JR.</p><p> </p><p>The Government remains committed to working with regulators and industry to ensure that consumers receive clear, concise and accurate information in order to make informed choices about their broadband, particularly as the rollout of new technologies like full fibre broadband increases. As part of this, we will monitor developments in other countries, including Italy’s current trial of a traffic light system for broadband advertising.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will be consulting on its Statement of Strategic Priorities for telecommunications, spectrum and post shortly.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
213437 more like this
213439 more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T14:09:22.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T14:09:22.31Z
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4115
star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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4599
unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1050130
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Broadband: Advertising remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Digital and the Creative Industries of Thursday 15 November 2018, Official Report column 545, whether he plans to include proposals to tackle the misleading advertising of fibre broadband in his forthcoming Statement of Strategic Priorities to Ofcom. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson more like this
star this property uin 213439 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
star this property answer text <p>The 2017 Digital Strategy set out that Government would work with regulators and industry to ensure that the advertising of broadband reflects the speeds that consumers can expect to receive and accurately describes the technology used.</p><p> </p><p>Since the Digital Strategy was published, the ASA has implemented new guidance, which states that speed claims should be based on the download speeds available to at least 50% of customers at peak time, and no longer on 'up to' speeds available to at least 10% of customers. Ofcom has also updated its Code of Practice on Broadband Speeds.</p><p> </p><p>The ASA also reviewed the use of the term ‘fibre’ to describe part-fibre and full-fibre broadband and concluded in November 2017 that the term 'fibre' is unlikely to mislead consumers as currently used in the advertising of part-fibre broadband services. In June 2018, the Administrative Court granted CityFibre permission to proceed with its Judicial Review (JR) of the ASA's decision. The next stage is for the Administrative Court to make a substantive decision on the JR.</p><p> </p><p>The Government remains committed to working with regulators and industry to ensure that consumers receive clear, concise and accurate information in order to make informed choices about their broadband, particularly as the rollout of new technologies like full fibre broadband increases. As part of this, we will monitor developments in other countries, including Italy’s current trial of a traffic light system for broadband advertising.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will be consulting on its Statement of Strategic Priorities for telecommunications, spectrum and post shortly.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
213437 more like this
213438 more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T14:09:22.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T14:09:22.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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4599
unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this