Broadband: Torbay

Department for Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 23rd June 2015.

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Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster Conservative, Torbay

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress his Department has made on broadband black-spots and harder to help areas in Torbay constituency.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster Conservative, Torbay

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress his Department has made on rolling out broadband coverage in Torbay.

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)

Current superfast broadband coverage is over 80% of UK premises and the Government remains committed to providing 95% coverage to homes and businesses by December 2017. This is an increase from 45% coverage in 2010.

Commercial broadband delivery is expected to cover 44,575 premises in the Torbay constituency. By the end of the Connecting Devon and Somerset project, coverage is expected to have increased to 49,101 premises.

This data is included in the table in the House of Commons Library: http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/business-papers/commons/deposited-papers/?house=1&search_term=Department+for+Culture%2c+Media+and+Sport&itemId=122028#toggle-163

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