Written Answers — HM Treasury: Broadband: Rural Areas (30 Mar 2017)

David Gauke: The government is already taking a range of steps to provide rural areas with the digital infrastructure they need. The £1.7bn superfast broadband programme, will deliver at least 24 Mbps speeds to 95% of premises by the end of 2017. We are also legislating for a new broadband Universal Service Obligation, giving people a legal right to request fast broadband services wherever they live.