HC Deb 04 November 2003 vol 412 cc618-9W
Tony Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made in introducing broadband for RAF bases. [134388]

Mr. Ingram

[holding answer 29 October 2003]: RAF station commanders have the option to provide separate recreational broadband internet connectivity for their station if it is commercially available at their localities.

The Defence Communication Services Agency is engaged in the provision of a Defence Intranet broadband service, which allows those Defence users with broadband capable local telephone exchanges to connect to MOD's Restricted Wide Area Network.

This MOD Broadband service has been trialled successfully, and is due to be launched this calendar year.