Neil Gray – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Neil Gray on 2015-10-21.

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.

Mr Edward Vaizey

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.