PolicyCouncil leaders to raise broadband concerns with BDUK chief

Council leaders to raise broadband concerns with BDUK chief

Council leaders will be raising their concerns regarding superfast broadband roll out when they meet with Broadband Delivery UK chief executive Robert Sullivan at the LGA’s executive this week.

“The time it took to secure state aid clearance was the real barrier to the rollout”

Council leaders will be raising their concerns regarding superfast broadband roll out when they meet with Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) chief executive Robert Sullivan at the LGA’s executive this week who will be attending to talk about progress of the BDUK scheme, which aims to deliver superfast broadband to most UK premises by 2015.

The local planning system has often been blamed for the delays in roll out but councillors believe it has more to do with central government’s failure to gain EU approval – A note to councillors ahead of the meeting said: “The time it took to secure state aid clearance was the real barrier to the rollout – not the local planning system”.

It is also likely that Mr Sullivan will be questioned about the fact that BT is the only supplier in rural areas as well as about government plans to relax planning restrictions on the installation of broadband infrastructure.

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