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Broadband

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 126027, tabled on 7 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the remaining £3.8bn ringfenced for the UKs fibre rollout become available in the event that the sector demonstrates that rollout is progressing more quickly than is currently expected.

Answered on

10 December 2020

We remain committed to investing £5bn in bringing gigabit-capable coverage to the hardest to reach areas as part of our plans for nationwide coverage as soon as possible. We will continue to work closely with industry to develop our £5 billion programme and accelerate our delivery for these areas to bring forward additional spend, wherever possible.

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