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Broadband

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 203028, tabled on 30 June 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to ensure that superfast broadband is available for temporary construction sites as well as completed dwellings.

Answered on

7 July 2014

Property developers and communications providers recognise the importance of superfast broadband provision in new builds, and that consumers' expectation is that these services will be available on the day they move in. DCMS, with the Department for Communities and Local Government, is working with house builders and communications providers to ensure that newly built residential properties have access to fixed line superfast broadband. For temporary construction sites, where it is not possible to provide fixed line services because of time constraints, wireless and satellite options are available.