European authorities said they were keen on getting the
investigation into the UK's broadband market over and done with,
however what was slowing the process down was the fact that UK
officials have not provided the EC with some vital
Joaquín Almunia, Vice President of the European
Commission, was quoted as saying that getting BDUK on the road was
very important to the EC:
"They will make every effort to
finalise that assessment as soon as possible after they receive all
the requested information from the UK authorities."
European authorities said it was important to clarify whether
the scheme was not in breach of any regulations, especially the
guidelines to single-market competing.
As a quick reminder, EU authorities were apprehensive seeing as
BT was the only major bidder in an array of superfast broadband
As soon as the green light is given, a large chunk of schemes
will start the rollout process, except for North
Yorkshire which independently got its go ahead and is
ready for lift off.