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The government has restated its approach to ensuring the rollout of super-fast broadband in Wales in a response to the Welsh Affairs Select Committee.

Following the committee's Broadband Services in Wales report - which claimed the broadband rollout has fallen behind schedule - the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) stood by its original funding allocation.

"The Broadband Delivery UK gap funding model for Wales estimated the requirement to deliver 90 per cent super-fast broadband and 2Mb to remaining users to be £56.9 million," it stated.

"This reflects the investment required to deliver broadband to remote, rural areas of Wales."

The DCMS said plans to speed up the rollout of super-fast broadband will benefit the whole of the UK, including Wales.

The government is aiming to deliver 90 per cent super-fast broadband coverage in the UK by 2015, as part of plans to have the most advanced network in Europe.

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