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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Broadband more like this
house id 1 more like this
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pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the target for a nationwide full-fibre broadband network by 2033. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The Government published its Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review (FTIR) in July 2018, setting out its strategy for delivering its target for a nationwide full fibre broadband network by 2033. On 29 October, DCMS published two of the consultations promised in the FTIR, on new legislation to reform existing access agreement arrangements to provide a right of entry for communication providers in cases of absentee landlords, and to ensure full fibre connections to new build developments. At Budget, the Government also announced £200m from the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) to further support the deployment of full fibre to the commercially most difficult to reach premises. In its October Connected Nations report, Ofcom confirmed that full fibre coverage had reached 1.4 million premises in May 2018, up from less than 900,000 premises in May 2017. Commitments to full fibre rollout from industry have also continued, for example with CityFibre recently announcing a £2.5 billion investment plan to expand its full fibre network to 5 million homes.</p>
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T16:02:14.127Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:02:14.127Z
answering member
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label Biography information for Margot James remove filter
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter