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The Liberal Democrat Party hopes to make Scotland the most digitally-connected nation in Europe, it has been reported.

According to the Scotsman, broadband infrastructure investment is a key policy in the Scottish Lib Dems' general election manifesto.

Leader of the party Tavish Scott noted that almost one-third of businesses in the Highlands cannot get high-speed broadband, and this situation must be improved.

"This is an investment in jobs, in starting new business and growing existing business," he stated, outlining his party's aims for government.

"Making Scotland the most digitally connected region in Europe is an investment in helping schools, hospitals and public services provide better services for local people."

The 2011 Scottish Parliament general election will be held on Thursday May 5th 2011.

Earlier this week, Stewart Nicol, Chief Executive of Inverness Chamber of Commerce, told the Press and Journal that high-speed broadband should act as a "great leveller" which will enable Scottish companies to compete on an equal footing with their international rivals.

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