Written Question – Broadband [22/02/2017]

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) households and (b) businesses have participated in the Government’s Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme. (63575)

Tabled on: 08 February 2017

Matt Hancock:

The department and its local body partners have issued 13,475 Better Broadband codes since the beginning of the scheme in 2015. Over 4,200 codes have so far been redeemed with a supplier. Approximately 10% of these have been issued in Scotland.

The Department does not differentiate between homes or businesses. To be eligible for a code the applicant should be in a premise receiving broadband speeds of less than 2mbits/s and where there are no plans to provide a superfast connection in the near future.

The answer was submitted on 22 Feb 2017 at 10:20.