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Published: 23rd Jun 2014

Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) is to review local councils on the level of information they have provided about the rollout of super-fast broadband.

The government organisation, which is behind the project to bring super-fast connectivity to 95 per cent of the country, will examine 44 local authorities to see whether they have published seven-digit postcode data about where upgrades will take place, Computer Weekly reports.

Having access to this information is important for both the public and smaller internet service providers. The former will know if they are set to miss out on the project and whether they should pursue alternatives like satellite broadband, while the latter can decide where it is realistic for them to try and compete with BT.

Chris Townsend, BDUK chief executive, stated: "We are encouraging all projects to publish seven-digit postcode data, but it is down to local authorities."