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Plans to introduce super-fast broadband across the UK should be improved, it has been claimed.

The Country Land & Business Association's (CLA's) president, William Worsley, said the organisation welcomed the proposals as they will help a number of people in rural locations to get online.

However, he claimed that proposals announced by Lord Mandelson to ensure super-fast broadband is available to 90 per cent of the UK by 2017 should be expanded, particularly as a percentage of people would still miss out.

"What will happen to the remaining ten per cent who are inevitably going to be in remote rural areas?" he explained.

He added that the CLA would be "actively engaged in the consultation process" to ensure the investment is "deployed in the right areas".

The CLA has campaigned on the issue of improving rural broadband speeds for some time and last year condemned a survey by Cisco which suggested current UK internet services are meeting today's needs.

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