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Chi Onwurah (Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills); Newcastle upon Tyne Central, Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether Broadband Delivery UK has set target maximum charges for physical, virtual and operational support systems interconnect products as part of the superfast broadband tender.

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Edward Vaizey (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport; Wantage, Conservative)

As a condition of receiving state aid approval for a scheme, suppliers successful in being awarded Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) projects will be required to comply with a benchmarking mechanism that will constrain prices charged for wholesale access products and services to be similar to those available in other competitive areas of the country/EU.

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