Broadband

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 28th October 2015.

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Photo of Neil Gray Neil Gray Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Fair Work and Employment)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding has been returned to his Department by BT following take up beyond 20 per cent under the Broadband Delivery UK contract.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Culture Media and Sport)

The rollout of superfast broadband is delivering value for customers and for the taxpayer - BT has committed to return up to £129 million to local authorities and devolved administrations to further fund local broadband projects, as take-up of broadband services is likely to exceed the 20 per cent assumed in BT’s initial financial model.

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