Broadband

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 24th October 2019.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether it is Government policy to deliver full fibre broadband to to all premises by 2025.

Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether it is Government policy to deliver 1 gigabit connections to all premises by 2025.

Photo of Nicky Morgan Nicky Morgan The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Government is determined to secure nationwide coverage of gigabit capable broadband as soon as possible. Both the Prime Minister and I have set out the Government's ambition to achieve this by 2025. We expect full fibre broadband and upgraded cable networks to play a major role in delivering our ambitions but we are also open to other technologies, such as 5G fixed wireless access, providing they can deliver similar outcomes for consumers.

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