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Broadband providers and the government must not consider "short-term fixes" to issue of rolling out super-fast internet services, according to an expert.

The President of industry body the Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council, Karel Helsen, said people should not think about introducing measures that may be "obsolete in a few years" when looking to launch super-fast internet services.

Talking to the Financial Times, he explained that fibre-to-the-home broadband could be the best way forward, as many of people within the industry regard it as "future-proof".

He outlined: "Optical fibre has virtually unlimited capacity both to and from the user, so bandwidth upgrades only require changes to the equipment on the ends of the link.

"Build the network once; enjoy it for the next 50 years and beyond – why settle for anything less?" Earlier this week, the Communications Management Association suggested that both Labour and Conservative plans to launch high-speed broadband across the UK are not adequate.

It claimed the proposals from both parties will not get broadband rolled out quickly enough.

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