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The government is to call on the private sector to help plan the implementation of its digital strategy, it has been reported.

According to the Guardian, culture secretary Jeremy Hunt will meet with business leaders at an Industry Day summit in London to discuss how best to equip every home with a basic broadband connection.

Despite UK broadband recently celebrating its tenth anniversary, the news provider reports that up to 160,000 households are still unable to access the technology.

The London conference, to be staged on Thursday July 15th, will also be used to debate how best to roll out high-speed broadband services across the UK.

Private sector firms are already investing heavily in the UK's broadband infrastructure, with BT upgrading local telephone exchanges across the country.

The internet service provider has committed to spend £2.5 billion on a new fibre-optic cable network capable of supporting faster download speeds.

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