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The Welsh Government has announced plans to spend £400 million upgrading broadband infrastructure in the principality.

In its final Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan, plans for nationwide 30Mb broadband services by 2020 have been outlined.

The Welsh Government wants all businesses to have super-fast broadband by 2016, and for every household to have the same capability by the end of the decade.

"Businesses in the sectors and the economy as a whole will benefit from the availability of competitive, flexible digital infrastructure," the plan stated.

"The total value of the Next Generation Broadband investment is anticipated to be up to £400 million, combining funding of around £57 million from UK government and £70 million from European sources."

Along with Welsh Government funding, ministers hope this public spending will encourage "significant investment" from private sector broadband providers. 

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