HL Deb 12 February 2004 vol 656 c187WA
The Earl of Northesk

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How they respond to the call from the Broadband Industry Group in its 3rd annual report for targets to be set for the roll-out and take-up of significantly faster broadband connections than are at present generally available. [HL1043]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Sainsbury of Turville)

The Government value the work of the Broadband Stakeholder Group and the significant contribution it has made to the successful development of broadband in the UK. The current broadband target is set for 2005 and the Government are in the process of considering with stakeholders what targets are necessary to measure the UK's progress in this area after this date. This process will be completed by the summer and the Government will make an announcement once the review is complete.

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