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Broadband

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 3 February 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many UK households do not have access to broadband internet services. (315026)

Ofcom’s Communications Market Report: English Regions (Published August 2009) reported that about 4,200 UK households were not connected to a broadband enabled exchange at the end of 2008. The report can be found at:

http://www.ofcom.org.uk/research/cm/cmrnr09/england/nrcmreng.pdf

For some 11 per cent. of households connected to a broadband enabled exchange, line lengths or other technical issue mean that the speed delivered to the customer is less than 2 Mbits.