Jim Cunningham – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Jim Cunningham on 2016-02-22.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of homes receiving fibre-optic broadband services in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) the UK in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

Mr Edward Vaizey

Ofcom regularly publishes data on premises able to receive Next Generation Access broadband services and able to receive superfast broadband services (measured at 30+Mbit/s). Their most recent data, collected in May 2015, showed that AL:UK Next Generation Access (NGA) coverage of 90% and superfast coverage of 83%; that West Midlands region NGA coverage of 91% and superfast coverage of 86%; and Coventry NGA coverage of 91% and superfast coverage of 89%.

The roll-out continues and the subsequent rise in superfast coverage will be reported by Ofcom in the next update later in 2016