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Broadband: Romford

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 48288, tabled on 6 September 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her department is taking to increase broadband speed in Romford.

Answered on

20 September 2022

The Government is delivering the biggest broadband upgrade in UK history. Partly as a result of our measures to bust barriers and drive competition in the UK market, 85.5% of Romford’s premises now have access to gigabit capable connections, up from 6% in September 2020.

More broadly, 70% of UK premises can access gigabit-capable broadband, continuing a rate of incremental growth in line with meeting the target of at least 85% gigabit-capable coverage across the country by 2025. Where private sector deployment is not viable without subsidy, our £5bn Project Gigabit will contribute to nationwide coverage.