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A member of the Parliamentary Information Technology Committee (PITCOM) has moved to play down fears that there is limited demand for next-generation broadband services.

Speaking at the Westminster eForum keynote seminar: Next Generation Broadband, Nick Palmer MP has highlighted the number of applications set to appear in the future which are likely to require speedy broadband connections.

He made the point that broadband users in the UK will not want to be left behind by new technology requiring the use of super-fast internet.

Mr Palmer commented: "With a lot of new applications coming out, they are going to be popping up across the world and British consumers are going to want to be a part of them.

"Obviously there is a whole range of issues on how and when, but I think the demand is going to be there."

According to Ofcom, broadband services across the UK have now reached 58 per cent of households.

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