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The government should see the ongoing financial downturn as a reason to invest in the future broadband infrastructure of the UK.

Speaking to ZDNet, former head of the Internet Watch Foundation and member of an Ofcom advisory panel, Roger Darlington, said that broadband could go some way to easing the financial strain.

He suggested that the investing in the service was key for the future and could also help with the current situation.

Mr Darlington said: "If the economy is in deep recession, the government ought to be looking at ways of stimulating the economy.

"It makes more sense to invest in infrastructure which would serve this country well for decades and stimulate a new period of economic growth."

A government-commissioned review led by Francesco Caio found that the UK did not require public investment in its broadband infrastructure, as the market was sufficiently healthy.

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