Recently, news emerged that the National Audit Office will be investigating and publishing a report in July on whether the BDUK offers value for money.
The £530 million project was set up by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in a bid to roll out ‘superfast broadband’ to 90 per cent of the UK premises with speeds of up to 24Mbps and for the remaining to receive at least 2Mbps. Its primary objective is for the UK to have the best superfast broadband network in Europe by 2015.
The report is said to be looking into the way the bidding process has been handled by DCMS, how it was constructed and the rules associated with it and whether the target will be met. Whilst it’s not known what has prompted the investigation, BT being the sole supplier is believed to be one of the factors.
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