Report criticises Government rollout of revised broadband programme

Technology website, Digit, has reported this week that the plan to connect all the UK’s premises to superfast internet by 2025 has been scaled back, with critics saying even this target is unlikely to be met

The parliamentary spending watchdog report warned that failures mean hard to reach premises will be struggling with slow broadband for many years to come, blaming a series of Government failures for the delay.

The report noted that the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is still developing its £5 billion programme to subsidise roll-out to the hardest to reach 20 per cent of the UK’s 31 million premises and could not outline when it intends to deliver major milestones, such as the letting of contracts.

In addition, with the report warned that rural areas are most at risk, calling for DCMS to establish which properties do not yet have superfast broadband and when they can expect to receive gigabit capable broadband.

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