Broadband: Infrastructure

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 13th March 2017.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2017 to Question 64364, on broadband: infrastructure, if she will ask Ofcom or British Telecom to estimate the amount of copper line (a) laid and (b) refurbished by British Telecom in those years.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Policy)

Ofcom does not have such an estimate. Levels of investment by BT in its Openreach network will be considered as part of Ofcom’s forthcoming Wholesale Local Access market review consultation.

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