Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 19th November 2002.

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Photo of Douglas Alexander Douglas Alexander Minister of State (Cabinet Office) 2:30 pm, 19th November 2002

A range of broadband technologies is available. One of the other aspects of the summit today was the announcement, made by my colleague the Minister for E-Commerce and Competitiveness in the Department of Trade and Industry, on the establishment of the United Kingdom broadband taskforce, which is specifically charged with driving out further infrastructure across the country—exactly the point that I was making. Wireless, satellite, DSL—digital subscriber line—and cable technology is available. That is why the Government's platform neutrality is important. We need to work together with other regions to ensure that we get the right solution for each locality.