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Broadband access in Wales needs to be dramatically improved, a committee of MPs has argued.

According to the BBC, a new report from the Welsh Affairs Committee has highlighted how important super-fast broadband will be to the economic development of Wales.

The politicians are concerned that various issues could be overlooked because the development of technology is usually the shared responsibility of the UK government and the Welsh Assembly.

Dr Hywel Francis, Chairman of the committee, suggested that the difficulties facing Wales with regards to super-fast broadband are no greater than anywhere else in the UK

However, the MP for Aberavon asserted that it does have "particular needs" that should be addressed, "for example in relation to the Welsh language".

"It is essential that proper consideration and planning are given to these specific requirements," he explained.

In its recent Digital Britain report, the government suggested that 2Mb broadband should be universally available in the UK by 2012.

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