An extended 27-minute BBC interview (.ram Real format) with Stephen Carter, the new and first-ever minister for Communications, Technology and Broadcasting. An online extra from BBC Radio 4’s The Media Show. Nothing new here in terms of government policy on broadband (the free laptops scheme is mentioned in passing), but it’s useful to hear a detailed overview of the new minister’s remit and scope. He promises not to get bogged down in interminable wrangling about the BBC licence fee.