Mrs Anne Main – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Mrs Anne Main on 2016-01-28.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when 100 per cent of residents in St Albans will have access to superfast broadband; and when ultrafast broadband will be rolled out in St Albans.

Mr Edward Vaizey

Based on current delivery plans, it is estimated that 98% of premises in the St Albans constituency will have access to superfast broadband by the end of June 2018. Additional funding sources, including Herts & Bucks share of the £129 million of early gainshare funding that BT will return in response to the high levels of take-up being achieved, could allow coverage to be extended further in St Albans and the rest of the area covered by the Herts & Bucks broadband project.

Virgin Media already provides services over 100Mbps in many urban areas, including extensive network coverage in St Albans.