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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property hansard heading Broadband: Greater London 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 what assessment they have made of what progress has been made on the installation of superfast broadband in Central London. more like this
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Lord Stevens of Ludgate more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>We do not hold specific statistics for Central London, but the thinkbroadband website states that in London 97% of both residential and business premises have access to a superfast service.</p><p> </p><p>DCMS has made superfast broadband available to more than 95% of the country through its Superfast programme, and at least a further 2% is likely to be achieved. Of which, 340,000 premises (over 1% of premises) are contracted to be delivered by March 2019.</p><p> </p><p>However where the government can intervene in the marketplace is determined by State Aid rules which are designed to avoid distortions in functioning markets. This means that in the majority of urban areas – including Central London – where there is competition between suppliers, the government is unable to invest in broadband. These commercial areas were identified during the planning phases of superfast broadband projects. The reason for this approach was to avoid investing scarce public funds in an area that were going to get superfast connections through commercial arrangements and/or to avoid public investment distorting the normal functioning of a competitive broadband market.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T16:17:04.913Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T16:17:04.913Z
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