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
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.