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PAC attacks govt rural broadband programme again

Tuesday 1 April 2014 | 10:56 CET | News
The UK Public Accounts Committee has again attacked the government for failing to deliver meaningful competition in the procurement of its GBP 1.2 billion rural broadband programme, effectively leaving BT in a monopoly position. Since the PAC's hearing in July 2013 when 26 of the 44 contracts were with BT, all of the remaining contracts have also been awarded to BT. The Committee said that despite its warnings, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport had allowed poor cost transparency and the lack of detailed broadband roll-out plans to create conditions whereby alternative suppliers may

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