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Telecommunications: Infrastructure

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 710, tabled on 12 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what communication he has had with the Speed Up Britain campaign on the Electronic Communications Code.

Answered on

21 May 2021

I held an introductory meeting with members of the Speed Up Britain campaign on 29 July 2020, at which we discussed Government’s coverage and connectivity aims and general issues regarding operation of the Code in practice.

On 16 September 2020, representatives from the Speed Up Britain campaign attended one of a series of roundtables that I held with different stakeholder groups to discuss views on how the Electronic Communications Code was working. On 14 October 2020, Speed Up Britain wrote to me following that roundtable, which I responded to on 23 November 2020.

Since the public consultation on further reforms to the Code was published, it has been made clear to all stakeholders who have requested meetings about the Electronic Communications Code that detailed discussions about the Code cannot take place while responses to the consultation are being considered.