I agree that broadband should be treated as a utility.
I share your frustration but I’m afraid that it is not possible to give you the definitive answer you seek. As the rollout progresses new information becomes available. In addition technology is improving all the time and thus the reach extends with the percentage of properties not covered decreasing. You may have seen the press reports this week on additional funding for Oxfordshire. It is anticipated that we will have a better understanding of the next phase of the rollout in the middle of this year.
I would love to be able to give you a precise answer but information is just not available. That said, I can assure you that I am well aware of the huge frustration felt by many and it is among my personal priorities to do all that I can to ensure that we get the best that we can in South Oxfordshire.
With best wishes
John Howell OBE MP FSA
Member of Parliament for Henley
House of Commons
London, SW1A 0AA