Superfast Broadband for Exchange Only Lines

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Dear Department for Culture, Media and Sport,

I have found it extremely hard to find any information on the governments strategy for superfast broadband roll out to exchange only lines (EOL). There is much information about overall national targets for superfast roll out and many regional programmes and community funded schemes but none of these seem to address EOL.

Can you please respond with the number of EOLs nationally that are:
1. Broadband capable
2. Superfast broadband capable
3. Planned dates for rolling out superfast broadband for those lines that are not superfast capable.

As someone that is connected to a fibre enabled exchange (Great Horkesley) via an EOL it is very frustrating to have no information about when I might be allowed to enter the digital age.

Yours faithfully,

Tim Sillitoe

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Dear Mr Sillitoe,

Thank you for your information request of 9 June 2017, in which you
requested the following:

I have found it extremely hard to find any information on the governments
strategy for superfast broadband roll out to exchange only lines (EOL).
There is much information about overall national targets for superfast
roll out and many regional programmes and community funded schemes but
none of these seem to address EOL.

Can you please respond with the number of EOLs nationally that are:

* Broadband capable
* Superfast broadband capable
* Planned dates for rolling out superfast broadband for those lines that
are not superfast capable.

As someone that is connected to a fibre enabled exchange (Great Horkesley)
via an EOL it is very frustrating to have no information about when I
might be allowed to enter the digital age.

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(the Act). We do not hold information in scope of your request. Broadband
delivery within the Government's Superfast Broadband Programme is managed
by local Councils. Your location is covered by Superfast Essex who may be
able to provide you with further information:
http://www.superfastessex.org.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Department for Culture, Media & Sport

4th floor, 100 Parliament Street

London SW1A 2BQ

Tel: 020 7211 6395

www.gov.uk/dcms

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