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The Scottish Government is continuing the fight for increased rural broadband funding from Westminster.

Scotland's SNP-led executive expressed disappointment last year when the country was allocated just £68.8 million of the UK's £530 million rural broadband fund.

The public money - distributed by Broadband Delivery UK - is designed to ensure a minimum of 2Mb broadband coverage is achieved by 2015.

The Scottish Government complained that the funding set aside was too small for Scotland, given its size and population - particularly when Wales received a £58 million share.

Speaking at the SNP conference in Glasgow, Scottish Infrastructure Secretary Alex Neil said the country had been "short-changed" over funding for rural broadband, but the decision is not being taken lying down.

As reported by the Press Association, the MSP revealed he would be meeting UK Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt to discuss the matter.

"[The government has] now conceded that we did not get our fair share, and I have a meeting fairly soon in London with Mr Hunt to ensure that we get it," Mr Neil said.

He added that Scotland is aiming to have the best super-fast broadband coverage in the world by the end of the decade.

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