Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 15th March 2012.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

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.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

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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