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BT has claimed that the UK is on track to meet the government's pledge to have the best broadband infrastructure in Europe by 2015.

Sean Williams, Group Director of Strategy Policy and Portfolio for BT, told delegates at the Westminster eForum event: "We will be top of the major league, certainly if not by 2015 then by very soon after," the Telegraph reported.

He said half of customers offered superfast broadband – connection speeds above 24Mbps – go on to take a subscription at the higher speed.

This is ahead of BT's early projections, which anticipated only one in five users would choose to go superfast, he explained.

While the 2015 target is ambitious it is reachable, Mr Williams said.

"The only thing holding us back is our capacity," he was quoted as saying, adding that some infrastructure could eased to facilitate improved broadband roll-out.

Jeremy Hunt, the Culture Secretary, is the man tasked with improving Britain's digital make-up.

The government wants a 'digital hub' in every community in the country by 2015, part of an £830 million strategy to make the UK a broadband leader.

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