A survey of English councils that are commissioning high-speed broadband access in rural areas has found many have yet to receive their share of a half billion pound government fund.It repeats newspaper stories in the Financial Times and the Daily Telegraph suggesting BDUK could be spun off as a private company.
Only two of the respondents said they had been given any money by this March.
The government has allocated £530m to help meet its aim of delivering broadband to virtually all of the country by the next election in 2015.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
England - Survey finds only £3 million broadband funding for local councils has yet been handed over
The BBC reports that the funding from the BDUK has hardly begun to reach county councils in England: