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A proposal to extend the current universal service obligation (USO) to include broadband internet services would be welcomed by one Welsh MP.

There has been speculation that Lord Stephen Carter's forthcoming Digital Britain report will suggest that the USO obliging BT to connect every home in the UK to a phone line will be extended to broadband.

Now Liberal Democrat shadow secretary of state for Wales, Roger Williams MP, has thrown his weight behind such a move, pointing out that the principality would benefit from the agreement.

He told News Wales: "Many people in Wales still don't have access to broadband, despite the efforts of the Assembly and BT to extend provision.

"There has been a gradual improvement in access, but this has been far too slow and many individuals and businesses are denied the considerable benefits of a broadband connection."

Meanwhile, the south Wales village of Cwmdu will finally be given a broadband boost after BT agreed to upgrade the local telephone line.

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