Government under fire for delays to rural broadband rollout

 
Suzie Neuwirth
HE UK Government’s roll-out of superfast broadband to rural areas is two years behind schedule, according to a report by the National Audit Office.

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Only nine out of 44 local projects are expected to be completed by the May 2015 deadline.

There is also less competition than anticipated, with telecoms firm BT receiving £1.2bn of public money.

Last month the government extended the deadline to December 2016.