Broadband: West Midlands:Written question - 202035

Q
(Birmingham, Northfield)
Asked on: 13 December 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Broadband: West Midlands
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the level of access to superfast fibre broadband in (a) Birmingham Northfield, (b) Birmingham and (c) the West Midlands; and what steps he is taking to improve such access.
A
Answered by: Margot James
Answered on: 20 December 2018

According to Thinkbroadband (http://labs.thinkbroadband.com/local/england), 96.8% of premises in Birmingham Northfield constituency currently have access to Superfast Broadband. Similarly, 96.8% of premises in the city of Birmingham has access to Superfast broadband.

The West Midlands area is slightly higher with 97% of premises having this access. This is up from 60% in 2010. All three areas currently sit above the UK average.

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