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MPs are focused on ensuring everyone in the UK has access to high-speed broadband, it has been claimed.

Jo Robotham, Spokesperson for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, made the comment after broadband campaigner Steve Profitt told This is Local London he was sceptical over plans to make the UK a world leader in the digital economy.

According to Mr Profitt, similar claims have been made in the past and many countries are now well ahead on the issue.

However, in response, Ms Robotham told the newspaper: "The government is determined that everyone can take advantage of new technologies like next-generation broadband, which is vital to the growth of the UK's economy."

She added that ministers do not want "the digital gap" in the UK to widen.

The government's Digital Champion Martha Lane Fox recently launched Race Online 2012, a campaign to get as many non-web users as possible online by the end of the year of the London Olympics.

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