The government is still aiming to roll out super-fast broadband to 90 per cent of the UK population by 2015, it has been claimed.
Ed Vaizey, the Communications Minister, told the House of Commons he still hopes to achieve this goal as intended, reports ISPreview.co.uk.
However, he said the government is "actively looking at all the options" for its super-fast broadband strategy after 2015.
Mr Vaizey was responding to a question from Scunthorpe County MP Nic Dakin, who enquired as to why some county councils are signing broadband rollout contracts with 2016 delivery dates.
In response, the Communications Minister explained that many of the local broadband rollout schemes going ahead in the UK are targeting coverage levels over and above 90 per cent.
Mr Vaizey noted that in Lincolnshire, the county council and BT are working towards a target of 94.5 per cent coverage by 2016 - higher than the government's target level.