PAC Unhappy with Govt on Rural Broadband Rollout

PAC Unhappy with Govt on Rural Broadband RolloutThe Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is not happy with the way the government has provided all the 26 rural broadband contracts to BT.

The PAC has said that the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has failed to give space to healthy competition. They have mentioned the same in their report in which they have even affirmed that the public money has been forwarded without doing proper assessments.

On the other hand, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has affirmed that they have been fair in their selection process. After carrying out assessments, they have chosen.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has said that they are quite upset to know the views about their selection procedure from the PAC. Not only the government, but the BT has even affirmed that the report is wrong.

"We are disappointed that the PAC fails to recognise that thousands of rural premises who have never had a decent broadband supply are now getting one, something that is vital for farmers", affirmed the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey said that for a long time they have been trying to come up with ways, so that people living in countryside are able to access internet in the same way people on towns and cities have.