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Superfast broadband

A Call for Evidence was released on Tuesday 14 February 2012.  The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 13 March 2012.

In 2010, the Government set out plans for Britain to have “the best superfast broadband network in Europe by 2015” and with ever increasing demand for bandwidth, the Committee want to find out more about the thinking behind and progress with the Government’s broadband strategy.

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