Broadband: Universal Service Obligation

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 20th November 2017.

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Photo of Daniel Kawczynski Daniel Kawczynski Conservative, Shrewsbury and Atcham

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effect on (a) technological development and (b) minimum speeds of the proposal by BT to deliver the Universal Service Obligation.

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

The Department is looking at two approaches for delivering universal broadband of at least 10Mbps - a regulatory USO and BT's voluntary proposal. Assessment of both approaches is ongoing, and a decision will be made in due course on which approach best meets consumers' needs.

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