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Broadband: Milton Keynes

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent assessment he has made of the provision of high-speed broadband in Milton Keynes. (257404)

[holding answer 23 February 2009]: The Department has made no recent assessment of the provision of high–speed broadband in Milton Keynes.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what plans he has to fulfil the Government's target of access to a broadband speed of at least 2 MB/s in respect of Milton Keynes. (257405)

[holding answer 23 February 2009]: The Digital Britain interim report includes specific proposals on next generation networks and universal service access to broadband. We will be working with stakeholders to examine how a broadband universal service might work across the UK and will be publishing these findings in the full Digital Britain report in late spring/early summer.

The Government have also accepted the recommendations made in the Caio Review on broadband and will now act to implement them.