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Plans for a super-fast broadband network in the south of Scotland have received unanimous local authority support.

Both the Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders councils have given their full backing to the initiative and its £120 million funding model.

Under the plans, both regions will be equipped with 25Mb+ broadband speeds by the end of the decade.

The councils will now seek to obtain a share of the £68.8 million broadband funding granted to the Scottish Government by Broadband Delivery UK.

"This project is the single largest infrastructure project for the south of Scotland and its importance to the future of the region should not be underestimated," said the South of Scotland Alliance, which has drawn up the plans.

"The delivery of next-generation broadband should be viewed as a public utility available for all."

While the investment required is significant, the potential positive affect across the region within the private, public and residential sectors is "considerable", the alliance claimed.

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