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The Scottish government has outlined its broadband ambitions in a report detailing its new national digital strategy.

Under the latest plans, the executive is aiming to deliver universal high-speed broadband across Scotland by 2020.

The government hopes to make "significant progress" towards the pursuit of this goal by 2015. In addition, it hopes to see the rate of broadband deal adoption eclipse that seen in the rest of the UK within two years.

A statement read: "Next-generation broadband will be an enabler of much of the ambition and actions contained within this strategy.

"It will help drive the digital economy; encourage greater public sector efficiency; improve access to public services; minimise geographic exclusion and provide an enhanced entertainment experience."

Under the government's universal service commitment, the majority of UK households should receive access to a minimum of 2Mb broadband by 2015.

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