Broadband

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 26th February 2016.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of spending on infrastructure to support fibre-optic broadband installation in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

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)

DCMS publishes official statistics on the Broadband Performance Indicator at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/broadband-performance-indicators with the latest numbers showing that BDUK grants to local authorities and budget transfers to devolved administrations amounted cumulatively to £406,918,848 to December 2015.

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