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The government could be ready to set an even more ambitious target for UK broadband coverage, a leading minister has suggested.

Chief Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander told attendees at the Liberal Democrat conference in Birmingham that the coalition remains committed to rolling out high-speed broadband nationwide.

"We have prioritised the money to invest to make sure that high-speed broadband gets to every part of the country," he stated.

Under current plans, the government is aiming to equip 90 per cent of the UK with high-speed broadband services.

Some £530 million in public funding has been set aside to achieve this goal, with the potential for a further £300 million after 2015.

Mr Alexander gave no further details about the coalition's plans for broadband, but his comments bode well for households and businesses based in the remotest rural areas.

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