Broadband: West Yorkshire

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 4th October 2017.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timetable is for 100 per cent of residents of West Yorkshire having access to superfast broadband.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Currently, an estimated 94% of premises in West Yorkshire and York have access to superfast broadband. By the end of the current contract in March 2018, coverage is estimated to increase to over 96%. With UK Government support, West Yorkshire Combined Authority is currently negotiating a contract extension beyond March 2018 which will provide further superfast coverage. For premises not covered by superfast broadband, we will ensure universal broadband coverage of at least 10Mbps, so that no home or business is left behind.

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