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Communications minister Ed Vaizey has said that the UK government will soon rollout the best broadband service network in Europe.

Replying in parliament to a question about whether the government is committed to launching a superfast broadband network or if progress is dragging, Mr Vaizey said that he believes the government is on schedule to meet its targets, reports EGov Monitor.

The minister's statement was backed up by BT Group Director of Strategy Policy and Portfolio Sean Williams who said: "We will be top of the major league, certainly if not by 2015 then by very soon after."

He did concede that meeting the government target will be "challenging".

How accurate the government's claim is will be tested when the European Commission issues its forthcoming report on international broadband speed comparisons.

Under current plans the UK government aims to have 100 per cent access to broadband of at least 24Mb by 2015.  

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