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Leading UK broadband provider BT looks set to extend its next-generation network to two-thirds of the UK, it has been reported.

The firm has committed to providing high-speed web services to 40 per cent of the population by 2012, but, according to the Financial Times, it is set to increase this target to 66 per cent.

BT may make an announcement regarding its future development plans when it publishes its full-year results tomorrow, the news provider stated.

The internet service provider could potentially increase its £1.5 million infrastructure investment in a bid to dissuade rival firms from building their own national networks.

At the same time, broadband speed improvements across a wider range of areas could help support content available via BT Vision, the firm's IP television service.

Earlier this month, BT added the new WarnerFilms service to its digital TV package, in an effort to increase the lure of its broadband bundles.

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