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Broadband Delivery UK's (BDUK's) administration spend is no longer solely focused on the delivery of rural broadband services, it has been reported.

The government office, which is responsible for distributing public sector funds among local authorities, is now helping to facilitate the £164 million urban broadband project, reports ISPreview.co.uk.

Back in August 2011, BDUK allocated a share of the £530 million Rural Broadband Fund to local councils requiring public support.

During that financial year (2011-2012), 94 per cent of the office's £5.85 million administration budget was spent on rural projects.

In 2011-12, these accounted for 100 per cent of the £1 million spent. But in the current financial year, this proportion has dropped 64 per cent - albeit of a £3.8 million budget.

With many of the UK's rural broadband schemes now moving ahead - in a bid to deliver faster speeds to homes and businesses in the countryside - BDUK is seemingly turning its attention to other projects.

As well as managing the distribution of finance from the Urban Broadband Fund - which aims to deliver ultra-fast broadband in 20 UK cities - BDUK has assumed responsibility for the UK's £150 million Mobile Infrastructure Project.

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