On 8 June 2010, Official Report, columns 5-6WS, I set out a number of actions the Government are taking to promote rapid roll-out of superfast broadband. As announced on 8 June, I am today publishing a discussion paper setting out our thinking on broadband providers gaining access to other utilities’ infrastructure and inviting views on the most effective ways to achieve it. This coincides with an Industry Day being organised today by Broadband Delivery UK.
At the Industry Day, Broadband Delivery UK is providing further details of the Government’s approach to delivery of the commitment to make a service level of 2Mbps available to those parts of the country still without a basic level of access and the approach to the selection of the locations for the three rural market testing projects that will bring superfast broadband to rural areas.
A copy of the discussion paper will be deposited in the Libraries of both Houses.