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The Welsh Assembly is increasing efforts to attract broadband investment to the principality, according to reports.

Internet service providers (ISP) from across the UK and EU have been invited to meet with government officials to discuss the case for further broadband infrastructure development in Wales.

Deputy First Minister Ieuan Wyn Jones will attend the event, to be staged in Cardiff on Wednesday January 26th, which will include commercial and technical briefings on the Welsh broadband plans.

The assembly is working towards a deadline of making high-speed broadband universally available by 2020.

Mr Wyn Jones commented: "We want to maximise investment opportunities across the public and private sectors, and accelerate Wales' position in the global digital economy.

"We have made a firm commitment that businesses in Wales will have access to fast broadband by 2016 and I welcome this important key stage in delivering that commitment."

Wales was recently rejected by the government as a location for one of four rural high-speed broadband trials, with a leaked document criticising the quality of the application.

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