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Broadband: Essex

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding the Government has allocated for expansion of high-speed broadband usage in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each year since 1997. (279334)

This Department has not allocated central funding for expansion of high-speed broadband usage in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each year since 1997.

As you may already be aware, in the Budget on 22 April the Chancellor confirmed the Government’s commitment to delivering a Universal Service for broadband at a speed of 2 Megabits per second, by no later than 2012. In the Digital Britain report, we will set out in greater detail our plan of how the Universal Service Commitment might work and we will be publishing the report very shortly.