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Broadband: Rural Areas

Department for Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 28th November 2014.

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Photo of Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell DUP, East Londonderry

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if his Department will commission, in conjunction with the devolved administrations, research into the penetration of high-speed broadband services in rural areas.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Culture Media and Sport)

Ofcom is responsible for monitoring broadband markets and publishes Superfast broadband coverage and take-up data by local authority area on their UK Fixed Broadband Map. The 2013 edition is available at: http://maps.ofcom.org.uk/broadband/ Ofcom’s 2014 Infrastructure Report is expected to be published in early December.

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