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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
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star this property hansard heading Broadband: Rural Areas more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they estimate that residents living in rural areas will be able to access the same broadband speeds as customers living in cities and towns. more like this
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The Earl of Shrewsbury more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-02more like thismore than 2015-07-02
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that customers in rural areas currently experience, on average, lower broadband speeds than those in urban areas.</p><p> </p><p>This is why the Government is investing £780 million to deliver superfast broadband, mostly targeted at rural areas where it would not otherwise be available if left to the commercial sector. Superfast broadband is available to 80% of UK premises and we aim to reach 95% coverage by 2017.</p><p> </p><p>By the end of this year access to standard broadband of 2 Megabits will be available to everyone. The Government has also made available up to £10 million to support pilot projects to explore ways to extend superfast broadband beyond 95% of UK premises, with technologies such as satellite and wireless and using new financing models.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Shrewsbury more like this