The government needs to conduct a review of its broadband rollout strategy, according to one industry body.
After the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications criticised the Con-Lib coalition for prioritising speeds over coverage, the Digital Policy Alliance (DPA) has offered its own criticism of current policy.
The organisation - formerly known as the Information Society Alliance - says the government is failing to deliver on its promises where broadband is concerned.
As such, the DPA has vowed to lobby ministers for further action, in order to ensure a broader rollout of next-generation technologies in the UK.
Edward Phelps, Secretary General of the DPA, said the government "urgently" needs to review its strategy for broadband rollout.
"Government has failed to inject competition into the broadband market leaving many innovative providers unable to offer their services," he stated.
"The current approach would appear completely at odds with the localism agenda."