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Published: 22nd Jun 2016

Some of the costs involved in the government's Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) project have been revealed.

According to minister for culture, communications and creative industries Ed Vaizey, £9.8 million was given to 70 external consultants between May 2010 and September 2012.

Breaking this down further, it seems each person earned around £834 a day.

BDUK is a vital part of the UK's ambitious plans to have the fastest broadband infrastructure in Europe by 2015 and is aimed at narrowing the digital divide that still exists across Britain.

Mr Vaizey outlined the expenditure in response to a question asked by shadow culture secretary Helen Goodman.

Earlier this month, Mr Vaizey insisted that plans to sort out the UK's poor ADSL connections were on track.

He told Tech Week Europe that the authorities will do all they can to reduce red tape so the rollout of super-fast broadband can be as smooth and efficient as possible.

Posted by Justin McKenzie