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An IT industry organisation has called for the UK's main political parties to go back to the drawing board over the concept of universal broadband.

The Communications Management Association (CMA) has stated that both Conservative and Labour plans do not achieve the goal of nationwide high-speed internet services "quickly or comprehensively enough".

In addition, the body claimed that all of the main parties need to commit to launching universal access to broadband before 2017, while it added that councils and businesses need to invest in online services to take advantage of such services.

Carolyn Kimber, Chairman of the CMA, said: "For businesses, trading online means attracting customers from anywhere in the world, leading to massive opportunities for UK enterprises.

"However, success stories are not currently the norm, and CMA believes that it is necessary to stimulate the environment a long time before 2017."

The Conservative Party recently welcomed BT's suggestion that it may open up its underground network system to rival broadband providers, stating it could boost the rollout of superfast internet in the UK.

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