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Published: 22nd Jun 2016

BT has responded to the Public Accounts Committee's (PAC) latest criticism of its role in the government's Broadband Delivery UK project (BDUK).

The organisation believes the company has been allowed to establish a monopoly through the scheme and said it is withholding information about when and where super-fast services will be rolled out. This means people are unsure if they should turn to alternatives such as satellite broadband.

However, a BT spokesperson said it feels the criticism is "inaccurate and unjustified" and claimed the business was the only provider willing to invest in rural broadband.

They claimed it is frustrating that the committee continues to try and pick holes in the programme rather than recognise the wider value and benefits it is delivering".

The PAC are not BT's only critics as many people have expressed frustration at the part the company is playing in withholding local coverage maps regarding the BDUK scheme. 

However, the organisation has claimed this is the responsibility of local authorities.