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The European Commission has vowed to resolve issues currently delaying the UK's super-fast broadband rollout as a matter of urgency.

Fears over a lack of competition in the UK's super-fast broadband rollout are currently holding up the process, with Brussels required to sign off state aid.

The government has distributed £530 million among local authorities in order to bring super-fast broadband services to rural parts of the UK.

But concerns have been raised that smaller broadband providers are being shut out of the tender process, with BT winning the majority of local contracts.

The European Commission needs to be sure the tender process does not breach competition rules before clearing the allocation of finance to individual projects.

And as such, a number of rollout schemes around the UK are currently being held up.

Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President of the Commission's Competition Policy, told PC Pro that the assessment of Broadband Delivery UK is "a high priority" for the commission services.

"They will make every effort to finalise that assessment as soon as possible after they receive all the requested information from the UK authorities," he explained.

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