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Broadband

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many broadband users there were, broken down by (a) local authority area and (b) regions in England and Wales; and what percentage of the population this represented, in the last month for which figures are available. [114571]

[holding answer 19 May 2003]: According to Oftel, at the end of April 2003 there were around 1,915,000 broadband users throughout the UK. This represents about 7 per cent. of households in the UK. These data are not available for each local authority area, neither for English or Welsh regions.