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New Point Topic analysis of UK fibre broadband coverage shows super-fast services are increasingly becoming available in suburban and rural areas.

The analyst has highlighted a number of regions - such as the Scottish Highlands, southern Cumbria, north-west Wales, Devon and Dorset - where bandwidth availability has risen significantly.

Point Topic's UK map shows the regions which experienced bandwidth increases of between 30 and 169 per cent during 2013.

Oliver Johnson, Chief Executive at Point Topic, said super-fast speeds are now moving beyond the major British towns and cities.

"During 2013 we saw the most significant improvements in bandwidth availability outside the south-east," he stated.

Mr Johnson said he sees no reason why the government's broadband targets - 98 per cent super-fast coverage by 2018 - will not be met.

"There will be low speed spots remaining; business parks, for example, are currently poorly served, but the ongoing efforts to stimulate adoption will need to ramp up before the UK can claim to be a truly digital nation," he stated.

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