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The 2Mb broadband services set to be rolled out nationally by the government are already obsolete, according to one internet service provider (ISP).

Timico's Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer Trefor Davies has criticised ministers for lacking ambition with regards the national infrastructure upgrade.

Last year's Digital Britain report pledged the national rollout of 2Mb broadband, including in rural areas, by 2012, however, the new government pushed back the timescale for this initiative until 2015 following the general election.

But in an interview with, Mr Davies said the coalition government should be pushing for "full-blown fibre-to-the-premises broadband".

He claimed that super-fast broadband should be provided everywhere, rather than "pussyfooting around with a 2Mb target that is already obsolete".

Mr Davies suggested that by 2015, 2Mb broadband "will rank along with the Sinclair Spectrum computer as a historical curiosity".

Last week, Virgin Media announced the launch of its new 100Mb fibre broadband deals, enabling consumers to receive download speeds 20 times the current national average.

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