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More public funding is needed to deliver super-fast broadband to remote parts of Scotland, it has been claimed.

Shetland Telecom Manager Marvin Smith said the £120 million set aside for the rollout of super-fast broadband in the Highlands & Islands is insufficient for this task.

Speaking to the Shetland News, he welcomed the provision of public funding, but said the region needs "much, much more".

Mr Smith explained that the Highlands & Islands is the most expensive place in the UK to equip with super-fast broadband.

"What we need is networks being put in place to provide the foundations on which we, and on which community groups can build to reach areas this won't get to," he told the news provider.

"At the end of the day we want to see coverage right across Shetland."

According to Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the UK average broadband speed is 7.6Mb.

But in Inverness, the region's capital, the average household is able to download at a rate of just 2.5Mb.

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