Stephen Timms – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Stephen Timms on 2016-02-02.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, to how many (a) ducts and (b) poles built with BDUK funding BT is (i) obliged and (ii) not obliged to give Wholesale Open Access to other communication providers under the terms of the BDUK state aid permission.

Mr Edward Vaizey

BT and the other suppliers with funding from BDUK are obliged to provide wholesale access to all new ducts and poles built using the public subsidy, in line with the requirements of the BDUK European State aid approval.