Broadband Telecommunications

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 16th October 2001.

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Photo of Mr Peter Duncan Mr Peter Duncan Conservative, Galloway and Upper Nithsdale

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what targets she has set for the percentage of the UK population able to gain access to broadband telecommunications by the end of this decade.

Photo of Douglas Alexander Douglas Alexander Minister of State (e-Commerce & Competitiveness)

The Government are committed to working to extend broadband networks across the UK. This commitment was backed up by the publication of an action plan 'UK online: the broadband future' which set out how the Government aim to facilitate the roll-out of broadband services across the country.

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