HC Deb 17 June 2002 vol 387 c28W
Mr. Connarty

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what targets she has set for the roll out of broadband services across the business community; and if she will make a statement. [61792]

Mr. Timms

The Government have set a target for the UK to have the most extensive and competitive broadband market in the G7 by 2005.

The Government have also set a target of having one million SMEs trading online by 2002, which was exceeded in 2000, although the target is technology neutral and not specific to broadband.

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