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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
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
tabling member printed
Lord Birt more like this
uin HL594 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-21more like thismore than 2017-07-21
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
answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-07-21T12:34:27.41Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-21T12:34:27.41Z
answering member
4247
label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
tabling member
2533
label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this