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star this property date less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Broadband: Rural Areas 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 What steps his Department is taking to improve broadband and mobile phone coverage in rural areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shrewsbury and Atcham more like this
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Daniel Kawczynski more like this
unstar this property uin 903829 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-08more like thismore than 2018-02-08
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon member to my answers to the hon members from Copeland and Banbury during Departmental Oral Questions today.</p> more like this
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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less than 2018-02-08T17:57:45.073Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-08T17:57:45.073Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Daniel Kawczynski more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Broadband: Rural Areas 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, when he plans to launch the Rural Gigabit Connectivity programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
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Alistair Burt more like this
unstar this property uin 247601 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
star this property answer text <p>At Budget 2018, £200 million was allocated from the National Productivity Investment Fund for the Rural Gigabit Connectivity programme. This is to start our &quot;Outside-In&quot; approach identified in the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review, which seeks to ensure that around 10% of UK premises that are not likely to get commercial full fibre coverage by 2033 are addressed at the same pace as the rest of the country.</p><p> </p><p>We will make further announcements on this policy shortly.</p><p> </p> more like this
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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less than 2019-05-01T15:01:14.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-01T15:01:14.303Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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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
star this property hansard heading Broadband: Rural Areas 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, when he plans to announce the next steps for the Rural Gigabit Connnectivity programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole more like this
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Andrew Percy more like this
unstar this property uin 226648 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
star this property answer text <p>The £200 million Rural Gigabit Connectivity programme, announced in Budget 2018, will trial a model for full fibre to public buildings - starting with primary schools - which will act as hubs in rural areas, alongside vouchers for funding gigabit-capable connectivity to homes and businesses across the UK.</p><p> </p><p>An announcement on the launch of the programme will take place in Spring 2019.</p><p> </p> more like this
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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less than 2019-03-07T10:25:19.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-07T10:25:19.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Broadband: Rural Areas 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, what the (a) the supplier contribution, (b) estimated take-up; (c) actual take-up, and (d) associated take-up clawback are for each project involved in the roll-out of rural broadband. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
unstar this property uin 211080 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
star this property answer text <p>The public subsidy and most recent actual take-up figures can be found on our public-facing document - Link below:</p><p><a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Hs00bNsyRV1WoOt-fow3rsNXzpcKg26AsOWvk1bvJRk/edit#gid=0" target="_blank">https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Hs00bNsyRV1WoOt-fow3rsNXzpcKg26AsOWvk1bvJRk/edit#gid=0</a></p><p>Contract specific data is held by each Local Body for their own contracts, so you would need to direct this request to them. Please note that some of this data is commercially sensitive.</p><p> </p> more like this
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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less than 2019-01-28T17:53:55.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T17:53:55.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-28more like thismore than 2018-02-28
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Broadband: Rural Areas 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, what steps the Government is taking to increase access to full fibre-to-the-property broadband in rural areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall more like this
unstar this property uin 130282 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-09more like thismore than 2018-03-09
star this property answer text <p>We have taken a range of actions to support full fibre connectivity across the UK, including in rural areas.</p><p> </p><p>In the Spring 2017 Budget, £200m of funding was allocated to the Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) programme. This includes a £190m Challenge Fund designed to stimulate commercial investment in full fibre networks in both rural and urban locations across the UK and a market trial of the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme.</p><p> </p><p>£400 million of public funding has also been made available for fibre connectivity through the Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund, that will unlock approximately £1 billion of private investment.</p><p> </p><p>DEFRA has also allocated £30 million of grant funding from the Rural Development Programme for England, targeted at helping to connect businesses with broadband in hard to reach rural areas.</p><p> </p><p>Beyond this, the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review will assess what further changes could be made to create the competitive conditions to encourage the long term investment needed to deliver the next generation of digital infrastructure in different areas of the UK, including hard-to-reach rural areas.</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
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less than 2018-03-09T11:19:20.36Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-09T11:19:20.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-07more like thismore than 2017-09-07
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Broadband: Rural Areas 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, what steps she is taking to improve broadband speeds in rural areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ochil and South Perthshire more like this
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Luke Graham more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-15more like thismore than 2017-09-15
star this property answer text <p>Superfast Broadband is now available to nearly 94% of premises in the UK and is on track to reach 95% by the end of 2017 and we recently announced £645M funding to take this further. By 2020, we will ensure universal broadband access to at least 10Mbps, so that no home or business is left behind.</p><p> </p><p>The Local Full Fibre Networks programme will be available across the UK, including in rural areas. Funding from the programme is likely to deliver fibre installations in areas where the current cost of delivering fibre is not commercially viable.</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 2017-09-15T09:35:51.6Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-15T09:35:51.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Graham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-21more like thismore than 2018-03-21
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Broadband: Rural Areas 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, what steps is his Department taking to improve the technological infrastructure of broadband lines in rural areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow more like this
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
unstar this property uin 133631 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-26more like thismore than 2018-03-26
star this property answer text <p>We are undertaking a range of actions to improve telecoms infrastructure across the UK, including in rural areas.</p><p> </p><p>To date, we have invested £1.7 billion of public money and we have delivered 95% superfast broadband coverage of the UK, we will continue to support delivery with at least a further 2% coverage likely to be achieved. For those not covered by the superfast programme, our new broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO) will give everyone the right to request a connection with at least 10Mbps download speed.</p><p> </p><p>In the Spring 2017 Budget, £200m of funding was allocated to the Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) programme. This includes a £190m Challenge Fund designed to stimulate commercial investment in full fibre networks in both rural and urban locations across the UK. A £65m nationwide Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme to support connections to full fibre broadband has also been recently announced.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, £400 million of public funding has been made available for fibre connectivity through the Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund, which will unlock approximately £1 billion of private investment.</p><p> </p><p>Defra has also allocated £30 million of grant funding from the Rural Development Programme for England, targeted at helping to connect businesses with broadband in hard to reach rural areas.</p><p> </p><p>Beyond this, the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review will assess what further changes could be made to create the competitive conditions to encourage the long term investment needed to deliver the next generation of digital infrastructure in different areas of the UK, including hard-to-reach rural areas.</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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less than 2018-03-26T14:53:35.21Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-26T14:53:35.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Broadband: Rural Areas 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, what steps his Department is taking to improve rural broadband. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Copeland more like this
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Trudy Harrison more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s policy is to ensure world-class broadband and mobile connectivity across the UK. We are currently implementing a number of policies to achieve this in rural areas.</p><p> </p><p>£1.8 billion of public money is being invested to support vital improvements in superfast broadband coverage across the UK, including in rural areas. In December 2017, we met our target to extend superfast coverage to 95% of UK premises, and we expect to reach at least 97% by 2020.</p><p> </p><p>DCMS has also put in place legislation to create a new Universal Service Obligation (USO) giving every household and business the right to request a broadband connection of at least 10 Megabits per second (Mbps) by 2020, to ensure access to decent connectivity. Ofcom are now responsible for implementing the USO. Further details, including how to apply are expected to be announced in the summer. In addition, the Better Broadband Scheme provides voucher funding to UK premises that do not have access to affordable broadband service delivering at least 2Mbps.</p><p> </p><p>DEFRA has allocated £75 million of grant funding from the Rural Development Programme for England, targeted at helping to connect businesses with superfast broadband in hard to reach rural areas.</p><p> </p><p>Looking forward, we want to provide world class digital connectivity that is gigabit-capable, reliable, long-lasting and widely available across the UK. We have set ambitious targets - for 15 million premises to be connected to full fibre by 2025, with nationwide coverage by 2033. In the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review, we set out our long term national strategy to meet these targets, and to ensure that rural and remote areas are not left behind. Critical to delivering this ambition, is the “outside-in” approach set out in the review, which seeks to ensure that the harder to reach, mostly rural areas which are not viable for commercial investment - are addressed at the same pace as the rest of the country.</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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less than 2019-04-11T14:18:54.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-11T14:18:54.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Trudy Harrison more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Broadband: Rural Areas 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, what steps he is taking to improve access to high speed broadband for small rural businesses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
star this property answer text <p>We are working closely with the Department for Economy team in Northern Ireland on the £165m Project Stratum who are finalising Invitation to Tender documents in relation to issuing the OJEU Procurement by the end of April. This will extend Superfast coverage in Northern Ireland to approximately 98% of premises and include many small rural businesses.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Recently, the Full-Fibre Northern Ireland Consortium of 10 local councils were successful in the award of £15m under the DCMS Wave 3 of the Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) programme. This is in addition to the DCMS LFFN Wave 2 Belfast City Council £11.5m and the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon £2.4m projects. These projects will all help to provide more full-fibre to public buildings in urban and rural areas and this should encourage commercial suppliers more cost-effectively to reach more premises. These projects form part of the investment of almost £300m, to stimulate commercial full fibre investment in both urban and rural areas across the UK, by 2021. This includes the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme, which can be used by small businesses to contribute to the installation cost of faster connections over gigabit-capable infrastructure.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The £200m Rural Gigabit Connectivity programme, due to launch in Spring, will also benefit rural businesses. The programme will trial a model for full fibre to public buildings - starting with primary schools - which will act as hubs in rural areas, alongside vouchers for funding gigabit-capable connectivity to homes and businesses across the UK.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>These programmes address hard to reach areas and meet the needs of the challenging connectivity issues experienced by small rural businesses.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>To ensure no-one is left behind, we are introducing a broadband Universal Service Obligation to give everyone a clear, enforceable right to request high-speed broadband by 2020.</p><p> </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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less than 2019-03-15T16:24:54.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T16:24:54.443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-20more like thismore than 2017-12-20
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Broadband: Rural Areas remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to facilitate access to superfast broadband for people who live in remote rural areas and cannot afford that service; and how those people can apply for support to access superfast broadband. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 120638 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-12more like thismore than 2018-01-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government's Superfast Broadband Programme has provided access to superfast broadband (speeds of more than 24Mbps) to over 4.65 million premises that would otherwise not have got it. Coverage will continue to be extended further both through the Government's programme and further roll-out by the private sector.</p><p> </p><p>For the remaining premises that do not have access to superfast broadband, the Government will ensure universal broadband of at least 10Mbps by introducing a regulatory broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO) to give everyone access to high speed broadband by 2020.</p> more like this
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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less than 2018-01-12T15:22:41.64Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-12T15:22:41.64Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this