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Telecommunications: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 32156, tabled on 19 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will ask Ofcom to model the effect of the covid-19 on changes in the level of traffic in relation to (a) work, (b) leisure and (c) other patterns.

Answered on

24 March 2020

DCMS is working with the industry and Ofcom to closely monitor the changes in the level of traffic in real time. The sector to date has provided reassurance that broadband and mobile capacity will remain resilient in the event of large numbers working from home and usage for leisure.

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