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Despite its supposedly inferior wealth and infrastructure, Slovenia has a more ambitious broadband vision than the UK, one commentator has noted.

Writing for the Daily Telegraph, Rupert Neate explained that the government of the eastern European nation - which was created in 1992 during the break-up of Yugoslavia - has set more optimistic targets for the provision of high-speed services.

This is despite Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt claiming that the UK will have "the best super-fast broadband network in Europe by 2015", he noted.

Mr Neate explained that in Slovenia, the plan is to equip 70 per cent of households with such services within five years.

However, in the UK, the current government target is only 66 per cent of homes, he highlighted.

Following the general election, the coalition government was forced to push back the timescale for providing nationwide 2Mb broadband, citing funding difficulties.

The Con-Lib coalition accused the previous Labour administration of making promises it could not afford to keep with regards the rollout of high-speed broadband around the UK.

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