HC Deb 24 May 2002 vol 386 cc644-5W
Paul Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the cost of providing broad band services per(a) urban dwelling and (b) rural dwelling. [55822]

Mr. Alexander

I have been asked to reply.

There are a number of technologies used to provide broadband services. Each of these has a different cost structure and may suit different markets, including those defined by geography. The Government takes a technology neutral approach and aims to make the market more extensive and competitive.