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Broadband: Harrogate

Volume 508: debated on Monday 22 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which telecommunications exchanges in Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency will be enabled with superfast broadband fibre; and when he expects this work to be completed. (323538)

Decisions over where to provide superfast broadband are in the first instance commercial decisions for network operators. The Government announced the creation of Broadband Delivery UK on 5 March. This body will be responsible for supporting private sector investment to deliver superfast broadband to 90 per cent. of households by 2017.